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Sponsors, donors can’t pay tuitions

The Comptroller of Cuttington University in Suakoko, Bong County says the inability of some scholarship donors and sponsors in meeting up with their financial obligations to the University was serving as serious constraints to the administration.

Mr. Kelfa Jembell said the University highly depends on tuition fees paid by students for salary payment to professional and support staff, as well as its operation. Though he did not name debtors to the university, Mr. Jambell noted that the persistent delays by some to make payment of fees owed were also affecting the smooth running of the university.

According to him, subsidies provided by the government, through the National budget, go toward the purchasing fuel to run the 720 KVA generator at the University, further indicating that the reduction in the annual subsidy was a “big blow” to its smooth operations.

He said with the university’s commitment to providing quality education, his office remains resolute and firm on the collection of tuition fees from students and sponsors.

Mr. Jembell said Cuttington University had no external support, stressing that the University cannot, at this point, compromise the collection of tuition fees at all levels.

He urged sponsors and scholarship donors to regularly settle their financial obligations with the university- something, he said, would greatly help to sustain the University.

Mr. Jambell did not also state the total amount of money owed by sponsors and scholarship donors.

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