House of Reps Issue Directive to Ministry of Education on school fees increment

House of Reps Issue Directive to Ministry of Education on school fees increment

Following the projected increase in school tuition, students at federal universities and unification schools have been given a lifeline. On Tuesday, November 11, the House of Representatives imposed a moratorium on the implementation of increased fees. The lower house of the national assembly directed the Ministry of Education to immediately review the new fees regime in Federal Government Colleges and return to the previous regime. It stated that the Federal Government should quickly fund the education sector by boosting budgetary provisions to ensure that Nigerian students have access to.

The House also resolved to study all Federal Universities’ fee increases, as well as the increase in school fees for students at Federal Government Colleges around the country, in order to identify long-term solutions to the education sector’s difficulties.

 Legislators respond to the hike in school fees. Hon. Saidu Musa Abdullahi and Hon. Kama Nkemkanma stated that due to inadequate tertiary education financing and rising inflation, federal universities increased tuition fees from 100% to 200%, while hostel fees increased from 50% to 100%.

Among the universities that have raised their tuition are the University of Uyo, Bayero University, Kano (BUK), the University of Maiduguri, the Federal University, Dutse, the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, and Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike .

Hon. Kama Nkemkanma, who introduced the motion to raise fees for unity schools, stated that unity schools were founded to foster national unity and to provide quality and affordable education to pupils from various parts of the country, regardless of socioeconomic background.

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