Students of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, UNN, have decried the N75,000 laptop fee imposed on them.
The students called on the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu to intervene in the issue and speak to the university authorities.
New students of the university, who spoke to newsmen in separate interviews, described the N75,000 compulsory laptop levy as arbitrary.
According to reports, UNN recently introduced a compulsory policy, where all students are to pay N75,000 to own a laptop.
One of the students described the move as inconsiderate.
It is so sad that they are making education so difficult for the poor.
With this policy, we would now be paying close to N200,000 in a federal university per session. This is wickedness.
As I speak to you, I’m helpless because my parents don’t have that kind of money. It is wrong for anyone to make computer ownership compulsory. It should be a matter of choice. The management should not use us to make money.
The students appealed to the Minister of Education and UNN authroities to reconsider the decision