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FNU Students Association having discussions about reducing $50 student membership fee

FNU Students Association having discussions about reducing $50 student membership fee

By Semi Turaga
Thursday 27/08/2020
Fiji National University Student Association President Ketan Lal [Image: File Photo]

The Fiji National University Students Association has had discussions about reducing the $50 FNU Students Association membership fee but it says any changes to the fee will need to be made at its AGM which cannot be held due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Fijivillage had asked the association if they had plans to reduce the membership fee due to the tough times some students may be facing due to COVID-19 and its economic implications.

FNUSA President Ketan Lal says they had discussions and sought legal advice as well.

The $50 FNUSA membership fee is split up by semester which is $25 per semester.

Lal says most of the association's activities were cancelled because of the COVID-19 restrictions so the funds they had accumulated is being used for COVID-19 assistance packages and the FNU Students Association Scholarship Scheme for students affected.

He says students have also been given flexibility in terms of the payment of the membership fee which means students can pay any time of the year.

Lal says every student pays for the membership of $50 per year.

He says there are about 12,000 members of the FNU Students Association.

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