Poverty level among students worries Vice Chancellor

NSUKKA—Vice Chancellor of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Prof, Barth Okolo, has expressed shock over the increasing number of students serving as masons at different building sites at Nsukka to pay school fees.

Prof. Okolo, who spoke through Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic, Prof. Isaac Asuzu, while receiving in his office Chief Samuel Maduka Onyishi, initiator of scholarship award at the Institute of African Studies of the university, lamented the difficult times students were going through to sustain themselves in institutions of higher learning across the country. He noted that it was surprising to see students from poor background engaging in petty jobs to eke a living.

http://www.vanguardngr.com/2012/11/poverty-level-among-students-worries-v-c/

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