FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DENIES INCREASING TUITION FEES OF NIGERIAN UNIVERSITIES.
Written by darling on October 4, 2018
Federal Government has debunked reports that it had approved the hike in tuition fees of Nigerian universities to 350,000 naira.
Coordinator of the Ibadan zone of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Ade Adejumo, has accused the government of plotting to make students of federal universities pay a minimum of 350,000naira as tuition fee.
Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Sonny Echono, who denied the allegations at a symposium in Abuja, said the Federal Government was not planning to increase the tuition fees, urged Nigerians to remain calm on the issue.
Echono added that the ministry was working toward re-establishing the education bank to address the role of education funding as the government cannot do it alone.
He said the role of the education bank will be to give loan at a low interest rate, saying this would not be limited to students alone but also parents.