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Background of the Office


As part of its policy towards greater access to Higher Education, the University initiated the Less Endowed Schools Admission Programme in 2003. This was to offer concessionary admissions to students from those Schools who would otherwise not have had the benefit of University education due to the competitive Admission process and limited vacancies.

The problem is further compounded by the new educational reform introduced by the government at the tertiary level, with emphasis on

Coupled with the aforementioned, the inflationary and macroeconomic trends have raised the cost of upkeep (food, books and handouts) of students on campus such that the less affluent and needy but brilliant students struggle hard to secure funds to enable them complete their programmes of study.

To further the course of this policy, the University instituted the Students' Financial Services Office (SFSO) to, among others, explore, solicit and offer financial assistance to students from Less Endowed Schools, as well as, Needy but brilliant Students studying in the University.

Aims

The SFSO is expected, among others, to:

Objectives

Functions


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