The Office of the Special Student Advisor was established in 1989/90 after the introduction of the cost-sharing policy in public Universities. Its primary purpose is to assist students who face academic,financial or social problems. In this regard, it provides advisory, counseling and guidance services. It does so by liaising with relevant authorities, such as charitable organizations, university administration and the Higher Education Loans Board. The office, therefore, makes every effort to assist students to achieve their academic goals and aspirations.