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Fuel Price Hike: Bayero Varsity To Buy Bicycles For Junior Staff, Rolls Out Other Palliatives

Bayero University Kano (BUK) has rolled out palliative measures for staff and students, including bicycles for junior ones.

The Vice Chancellor of the institution, Professor Sagir Adamu Abbas, at the University’s 56th Congregation Meeting, said that the university is negotiating to purchase bicycles to help Junior staff to cushion the effect of hike in transportation fare.

He said that on many occasions, he witnessed staff trekking from Old Campus to New Campus, a distance of almost 10 kilometres.

The Vice Chancellor said that millions of Naira has been allocated to the University Cooperatives Committee to purchase food stuffs and distribute to staff on a non interest format payable in six months.

He said  that the University Management has concluded arrangement with the BUK Microfinance Bank to provide non interest loans to staff to pay school fees for their children, assuring that the university would take the burden of interest. This, he said, would cushion the effect of increment of registration fees.

The Vice Chancellor said that staff can access soft loan at any time and that it will be revolving so that staff who face financial challenges can have money at any time they want.

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On the issue of transportation, the Vice Chancellor said that there is an arrangement with the Kano State government to provided buses that will transport students from specified destinations to the university campuses and take them back at affordable rates. He said once finalised, Kanawa buses would start passing through the routes of BUK campuses.

Another palliative is to waive the eight months house rent for staff occupying the university’s houses.

He said that those who paid during this period would be refunded.

According to him, vehicles would be allocated to transport staff to and from the university.

He said that specific times would be allotted for staff, to address many challenges.

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