No fewer than 38 universities across the country have increased their tuition fees due to poor funding by federal and state governments.
The Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Ibadan Chapter, Dr. Deji Omole, stated this in a statement in Abuja on Monday. He also noted that two years of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration had made Nigerians poorer.
Omole, who stated that public education was not taken seriously because “children of the rich and those in high offices” do not attend school in Nigeria, also stressed that it would be difficult for any Nigeria university to compete globally due to inadequate budgetary allocation to the educational sector.
However, it was gathered that students of University of Lagos (UNILAG) who were paying N14, 500 would now pay N63, 500 as tuition fees.
Here is the list of other institutions that increased their fees as well.
Ahmadu Bello University (N27,000 to N41,000),
University of Nigeria (N60, 450 to N66, 950)
Obafemi Awolowo University (N19,700 to N55,700).
Nnamdi Azikiwe University ( N20, 100 to N65,920),
Bayero University, Kano, (N26,000 to N40,000),
University of Abuja (N39,300 to N42,300)
and Usman Danfodiyo University ( N32,000 to N41,000).