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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.

ENCOMIUM Weekly had a chat with students 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.

 

‘I get just N3,000’ – Khadijat Muhammed

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

Not certain, it depends.  If I cook I may spend less than N200 but if I don’t, I spend maybe N800 or more.

What exactly do you spend on?

Food, photocopy and wears.

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

I get just N3,000 and it is not enough.

How much would be enough for your needs?

Any good amount.

 

‘I spend about N6,000’ – Alao Jamiu

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

I spend about N6,000 a week.

What exactly do you spend on?

I spend it on transportation, feeding, internet data for browsing.

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

My allowance is small compared to what I spend in a week.  I think N10,000 to N12,000 would be enough.

 

‘N3,000 would do’ – Adebeshin Samuel

An average of N3,000 is what I spend.  This goes to transportation, feeding, assignments, dues.  I get about N4,000 in a month from home.  They give me N2,000 every week, which I share with my younger brother.  It doesn’t cater for my needs, but there are support systems like close friends and other quick jobs I get like graphic design and printing of cards, stickers and banners.  All these amount for the percentage which I don’t get from home.  To be sincere, N3,000 would do.

 

‘Different needs always arise’ – Adebola Oretuga

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

I really can’t tell how much I spend because expenses come up every day.

What exactly do you spend on?

I spend on assignments, feeding, transportation to class, and other little things that pop up.

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

I get over N20,000 as allowance and sometimes more, and it still doesn’t cater for all my needs.

How much would be enough for your needs?

I can’t tell how much would really be enough for a week because different needs always arise.

 

‘I think N5,000 would be enough’ – Chinedu Okoye

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 transportation, feeding and my assignments.

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

I get N2,500 every week and it does not cater for all my needs.

How much would be enough for your needs?

I think N5,000 would be enough for me every week.

 

‘I get N2,500  – Oloyede Adekunle

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

I spend about N2,500 every week when school is in session and that is if I don’t have emergency expenses. I don’t spend on transportation because my hostel is close to my lecture halls, all I do is walk there.

What exactly do you spend on?

I spend on feeding and assignments.

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

I get N2,500 every week and it does not cater for my needs completely.

How much would be enough for your needs?

About N10,000 to N15,000 would be enough to cater for my needs in a week.

 

‘I spend not less than N5,000’ – Omodara Seun

There is no fixed amount, because every week my expenses change, so basically any amount.  I get N30,000 as my allowance on a monthly basis and at times it doesn’t meet my need.  I spend nothing less than N5,000 per week.

 

‘I get N5,000 to N7,000’ – Tolulope Dallas

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

In a week when hostels have not been allocated, I spend N10,000.  Some people spend more.

What exactly do you spend on?

Transportation, photocopy and all, that excludes shopping.

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

I get N5,000 to N7,000 of course, it does not cater for all my needs.

How much would be enough for your needs?

School is on holiday now, for resumption, including little shopping let’s say N30,000.

 

‘I think N3,000 to N4,000 should be enough’ – Odumosu  Oluwatosin

I can’t really give the sum total of my weekly expenses.  As students, we have to buy some text books and materials, transportation, feeding would not be left out.  I don’t receive allowance from home, I work for myself. I am an online promoter and a decorator.  I think N3,000 to N4,000 should be enough.

 

‘I spend N2,500 on the average’ – Esezobor Raphael

I spend an average of N2,500 weekly.   I spend it mostly on snacks and food.  I get N5,000 as allowance weekly but it’s still not enough because I need more than that.  I need up to N10,000.

 

‘About N10,000 will do’ – Toluwani Olafusi

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

I don’t spend so much because my place is close to school.  I spend just N20 on cab to school and another N20 back. Then feeding, handouts, mini projects, etc., all of that together I can say I spend about N3,000 in a week.

What exactly do you spend on?

I spend on feeding, transportation, assignments and other school payments.

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

I get N5,000 every week and it is not enough.

How much would be enough for your needs?

About N10,000 will do because I would need to get new clothing items.

 

‘I spend up to N4,000’ – Ugochukwu  Kelvin

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

There is no fixed budget.  Sometimes I spend more than I am supposed to, but most times, I spend up to N4,000 in a week.

What exactly do you spend on?

I spend on food, recharge card, transportation and assignments.

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

My allowance isn’t fixed, it just depends on what my parents can afford, and it doesn’t cater for all my needs.

How much would be enough for your needs?

N10,000 would be enough to cater for my needs on a weekly basis.

  • TINUOLA JOSEPH, NKECHINYERE IBEREME, AJOKE ONITOLO

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