Extra Charges in CU
So this post is basically about my perception on the unnecessary charges in CU. One of the greatest disadvantage of being in a private university is that you really have no say. Well, maybe some private universities are different but in Covenant University, It’s just “do as you are told”. CU practices an autocratic system of government. Supreme power is in the hands of the management. What ever they decide is what goes. The student council who are supposed to represent the students are literally just pawns of the management.
CU can literally make a random event compulsory, and attach a penalty if your absent. Remember in my previous post on life of a CU student, I mentioned that students require a minimum of 75% class attendance in order to qualify to write exams. Recall that missing a Sunday or Thursday service suppresses one week of your class attendance. CU could suppress your attendance for missing an event, or whatever penalty the management chooses.
Anyways, what’s on my mind is actually the extra money being added to our school fees. I’m sure every CU student can relate with what I’m saying. We all know that money doesn’t grow on trees, except there’s a secret money tree that I don’t know about. lol.
But seriously, all these extra charges are annoying. Like we paid our fees already, CU decided to add charges for Coursera (It’s an online learning platform) and the amount for it alone was over 100,000Naira. We paid the money, Soon after, they added another money for medical screening. We paid the money. Now, adding money to my fees for textbooks which haven’t even been given to me? Now adding medical bill to my fees when i haven’t even been to the health care center this session?
The funny part is that they made it compulsory to pay the money before exams, and exams are less than 2weeks away. It’s not like we can even riot that we’ll not pay the unnecessary charges. If you try that, you’d just get expelled.
Don’t get me wrong, Covenant University is a very good place. But all these charges are actually bothering the students, and parents who think they have completely paid their children’s fees, only to see more charges.