Cross River University Suspends 16,000 Students Over N1.2Billion Debts

About 16,000 undergraduates of the Cross River State University of Technology (CRUTECH) have been suspended following their inability to pay their school fees, totaling about N1.2bn.

The Vice Chancellor, Prof Anthony Owan-Enoh signed a 15 page advertorial in a local tabloid, and listed the entire names of the students across all departments in the 3 campuses in the state.

The statement read in parts;
"Following Senate decision, only students who are not indebted or who owe not more than a semester's fees N37,000 are eligible to sit for the forthcoming examination. Those owing for a session's fees N74,000 and above are by the Senate decision suspended from the University."

He said the students were given up to May 12, 2017 to pay all outstanding fees or lose their studentship, adding that students can only be readmitted upon reapplication and payment of all outstanding fees.

The statement said the total debts stands at N1,291,826,140.00.