FEDPONEK Rector warns lecturers against sale of textbooks beyond N1300


The Rector, Federal Polytechnic Nekede, Engr. Dr Michael Arimanwa has warned lecturers in the institution not to increase the cover price of textbooks, saying it will adversely affect the living standard of indigent students.

The Rector, while insisting that any review beyond the current N1300 regime was illegal, said the institution has not reviewed the current price regime of textbooks.

Arimanwa gave the warning in his remarks during the interactive forum between staff unions of the Polytechnic and the 14th Governing Council at the 1000 capacity auditorium.

He challenged students to expose lecturers compelling them to purchase textbooks or those selling books above the regulated price.

Though he acknowledged the rise in the cost of production, he stated that the institution would not take any decision that would hurt the majority of her students.

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He further warned that the sale of textbooks was not compulsory in the Polytechnic.

Arimanwa disclosed that the Polytechnic would soon take over the printing and administration of textbooks while paying royalties to the resource-lecturers.

In a similar interaction with the Students’ Union Government, the Rector made it very clear that the Polytechnic had not ratified any price review on textbooks.

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