Beneficiaries of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) deployed to Admiralty University, Ibusa, Delta State, for educational programmes have been urged to accept the scholarship terms as applicable to the institution or quit its premises.
This followed rejection of sponsorship letters by some delegates, who were offered admission at the university for the 2018/2019 academic session on the grounds that the centralised feeding arrangement at the institution was unacceptable to them.A statement issued by Special Assistant on Media to Coordinator of the Amnesty Programme, Murphy Ganagana, explained that compulsory feeding was part of conditions for admission to prospective students for which the Amnesty Office agreed to pay N45, 000 monthly out of N70, 000 to each delegate as In-Training Allowance (ITA).
Consequently, the delegates are to receive N25, 000 monthly being the balance on their ITA, along with other entitlements.However, in spite of communicating the development to the delegates during their orientation exercise, some of them decided not to accept the sponsorship letters offered them.
“The Amnesty Office hereby advises its delegates at Admiralty University opposed to the institution’s feeding policy and rejected the sponsorship letters to vacate the school premises and apply in writing to the Presidential Amnesty Programme for redeployment to other universities for the next academic session.”
“We wish to emphasize that deployment for the 2018/19 academic session has elapsed in the Presidential Amnesty Programme and redeployment to other institutions is not feasible presently.“While payment would be processed on the delegates’ acceptance of the scholarship terms, those who rejected the offer are to vacate the school premises without delay and shall not be entitled to any payments,” he said.Amnesty Programme delegates deployed in the institution for the academic session have been given seven days with effect from April 3 to April 10, 2019 to take a decision on this issue, by either accepting or declining the sponsorship offer.