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Federal Government To Regulate School Fees Charged By Universities

FG To Regulate School Fees Charged By Universities.

The Federal Government will harmonise tuition fees in all federal universities to stop arbitrary charge of fees by some university authorities.

The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, made this known while fielding questions on the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum in Abuja on Tuesday.

“Since the protests started, we have summoned the authorities of the universities and sat down with them and we are going to harmonise everything.

“Because, I think it is N45,000 that is the maximum that should be charged. I know in some places, there has been other arrangement.

“But the ministry would harmonise everything and I believe there will be no more protests over fees.

NAN recalls that the Universities of Lagos, Ibadan and Port Harcourt were recently shut down following students’ protests over increase in fees, lack of water and power supply on the campuses.


Adamu said that the Federal Government was discussing with management of the affected universities, adding that efforts were also ongoing to introduce harmonised fees for all federal universities.

Adamu, who decried the excessive fees charged by private tertiary institutions in the country, explained that the government does not have the power to regulate fees in that sector.

“First, I will agree with you that they charge exorbitant fees. But I wish I had the power to do something about it. If I had the power I would stop them.

“But I think the thing is being treated like a market where you buy what you can afford. But I do believe the government should intervene.

On the industrial peace that has prevailed in the education sector since the inception of the Buhari administration, Adamu attributed it to partnership with the unions. (NAN)

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