Over 230 students not registered, despite admissions into FGC Maiduguri – Principal
By Njadvara Musa, Maiduguri
The Federal Government College (FGC) Maiduguri Principal, Mallam Umar Habeeb, has said that 235 students are not registered, despite their admissions into the College for the 2023/24 academic session.
According to him, 240 students were admitted into the institution, but only five collected their admission letters to register so far.
Habeeb raised the alarm on Monday , in Maiduguri, Borno state, to mark FGC’s 50th anniversary for the Unity school alumni.
He said that the inability of the 235 students to register with their admission letters, was due to economic hardships.
The College boss, therefore, called on the Borno State government and well-to-do in the society to urgently intervene and enable 89 indigents that had secured admissions on merit, but could not afford to pay their school fees.
Besides, he added: “From Borno state only two out of 89 admitted students had collected their registration letters.
“That’s why I made the call for sponsorship by the State government and other well-to-do in the society.”
While responding to the call, the alumni made collective and individual pledges to 98 students who could not sponsor their education, because of economic hardships of parents and guardians.
Speaking on the registration and school fees, the principal, said: “The registration for new students is between N120 to N130. While for second and third terms, is N57, 000 each.
“So, if you total everything, is between N200, 000 per annum and N1.2 million for a period of six years.”
The principal noted that the incoming students have grace up to November ending before the registration period elapsed.
“The College was highly blessed by God; because throughout the insurgency period, it had not closed for a day,” he said, noting that no student or staff became victim of terrorism in school premises and environs.
Habeeb also appreciated the Old Students Association (OSA) for investing so much to improve the educational standards of the institution.
“But like Oliver Twist, we need more, particularly in the educational facilities for e-library, teaching and learning materials with technology and innovations.
The National president of Federal Government College Maiduguri Old Students Association (FEGOCOMOSA), Suleiman Mohammed Dikwa, appealed to the alumni to sponsor some of the indigent students that gained admission but couldn’t register.
He noted that they decided to celebrate the golden jubilee in in the state to tell the world that peace has returned to Maiduguri.
Continued; “We also commit ourselves that we would do all we can, given the networking and resources available to us.
“The alumni will never allow the ugly incidents of the past to happen again.”
Highlights of the anniversary included the commissioning of projects executed by members of the alumni and honorary FEGOMOTES awards
to General Yakubu Gowon, Governor Babagana Zulum and the Shehu of Borno, Alhaji Abubakar Ibn Umar Garbai El-Kanemi.