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How much undergraduates spend per week! (2)

EVERY session when undergraduates return to campuses, there are always new expenses.  Some parents send their children/wards allowances on a monthly basis and some on a weekly basis to help with the many payments to be made.

More students spoke to ENCOMIUM Weekly from different universities on how much they spend on a weekly basis, what they spend on and how much would really sustain them in a week in this second part.

 

‘N6,000 is okay’ – JEFFREY ONOMOASOR

How much do you spend in a week when school is in session?

Let’s say about N6,000 a week.

What exactly do you spend on?

Mostly on food, airtime, transport.

How much do you get and does it cater for your needs?

I get N20,000 per month and I get more if I run out of cash.

How much would be enough for your needs?

Is money ever enough?  For me, N6,000 is okay.

 

‘I get N15,000 to N20,000’ – ABDUL MUBDIU

How much do you spend in a week when school is in session?

I spend between N7,000 and N12,000.

How much do you get and does it cater for your needs?

I get N15,000 and N20,000, depending on my needs for the week and to a level it caters for my needs.

How much would be enough for your needs?

More money, more needs.  N25,000 would be enough for a week.

 

‘I spend about N3,000’ – OLUWAKEMI KUSHEHIN

How much do you spend in a week when school is in session?

I spend about N3,000, but other necessary things arise during this period and I end up spending N5,000 to N6,000.

What exactly do you spend on?

I spend it on transportation, airtime and kerosene.

How much do you get and does it cater for your needs?

I get N5,000 per month as allowance and it doesn’t cater for my needs.

How much would be enough for your needs?

N5,000 will be enough for a week.

 

‘I get N7,000’ – NANA OLAPADE

How much do you spend in a week when school is in session?

Minimum of N10,000.

What exactly do you spend on?

Food, call card, photocopy, toiletries.

How much do you get and does it cater for your needs?

My parents give me N7,000 per week.

How much would be enough for your needs?

N20,000 weekly.

 

‘No amount is ever enough’ – OLAPEJU BRAYNE

How much do you spend in a week when school is in session?

N5,000.

What exactly do you spend on?

Transport and food basically.

How much do you get and does it cater for your needs?

I get N6,000 per week and it covers all that I may personally need during school asides books.

How much would be enough for your needs?

I don’t think any amount is ever enough, but N8,000 per week is okay.

 

‘N7,000 should be okay’ – AZEEZAT OGUNJIMI

How much do you spend in a week when school is in session?

N2,000.

What exactly do you spend on?

I spend it on food and handouts basically.

How much do you get and does it cater for your needs?

I get like N4,000 per week and it doesn’t really cater for my needs.

How much would be enough for your needs?

N7,000 should be okay.

 

‘I don’t mind N20,000’ – OYEBADE KEHINDE

How much do you spend in a week when school is in session?

N3,000.

What exactly do you spend on?

Food, handouts, transport and toiletries.

How much do you get and does it cater for your needs?

N6,000.

How much would be enough for your needs?

I don’t mind N20,000 per week.

 

‘About N3,000 would do’ – STELLA OKORO

How much do you spend in a week when school is in session?

I spend N2,000 every week.

What exactly do you spend on?

I spend on feeding and assignments. Though I get foodstuff every week from home, there’s always one little cooking ingredient to buy.  My elder sister also sends me airtime every week.

How much do you get and does it cater for your needs?

I get N2,000 from my parents every week and it is hardly enough to sustain me but I have learnt to manage.

How much would be enough for your needs?

About N3,000 would be enough for me every week.

 

‘N12,000 would do’ – DEBBY JELLY

How much do you spend in a week when school is in session?

N10,000.

What exactly do you spend on?

Subscription (MB) Etisalat two gigabytes last for days.  Then, buying of food.  I buy food in the morning and at times afternoon. I spend N200 as transport every day to school.

How much do you get and does it cater for your needs?

I get N5,000 per week from my parents.

How much would be enough for your needs?

In a week N12,000 should be enough for me without subscription money.

 

‘I spend not less than N5,000’ – OMODARA SEUN

How much do you spend in a week when school is in session?

I spend about N5,000 in a week.

What exactly do you spend on?

I spend on transportation, feeding, photocopies and assignment. I also buy water sometimes when water isn’t running in my hostel.

How much do you get and does it cater for your needs?

I get N5,000 every week and I struggle to manage it.

How much would be enough for your needs?

I am not the flamboyant type, so about N7,000 would be enough for me.

 

‘My money is enough’ – OMOLARA YUSSUF

How much do you spend in a week when school is in session?

I spend up to N10,000 every week because I live in Lagos and I go to school from home every day.

What exactly do you spend on?

I spend on transportation which alone is about N5,000 in a week.  Then feeding, assignments and recharge cards.

How much do you get and does it cater for your needs?

I get N10,000 from my parents every week and it kind of caters for my immediate needs.

How much would be enough for your needs?

The amount I get is enough because I get other allowances on the side.

 

‘I get N2,500’ – TEMITAYO SHADEKO

How much do you spend in a week when school is in session?

I spend about N2,500 every week.

What exactly do you spend on?

I spend on feeding and school stuff, like assignments, photocopies, departmental fees, etc.

How much do you get and does it cater for your needs?

I get N2,500 from my parents on a weekly basis, sometimes I don’t spend it all. Other times, I spend and ask for more, it all depends on the expenses that come up.

How much would be enough for your needs?

About N3,500 would be more than enough for me every week.  My school is in a remote area so things are quite cheap.

 

‘I spend N5,000’ – IDOWU  OLAITAN

How much do you spend in a week when school is in session?

I spend N5,000 per week.

What exactly do you spend on?

I spend it on feeding, transport and other miscellaneous expenses.

How much do you get and does it cater for your needs?

N10,000 for two weeks that is N20,000 per month is what I get as allowance from home.

How much would be enough for your needs?

The N5,000 per week is okay but never enough because wants arise.

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