Unilag and other Nigerian Universities increased school fees by 300% plus >>>>
Unilag and over 30 other Universities nationwide have decided to jerk up their school fees by over 300%. The reason for this has largely been poor government funding (source: News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)). This was corroborated by ASUU Chairman, Dr. Deji Omole in Abuja on Monday 25th of June.
He gave thumb down to President Buhari’s two years in office; he further cited that Nigerians have become poorer than ever in these years. He harped on the fact that the education sector is now in its all time lowest ebb of funding. This may not be unconnected with the fact that the children of the high and mighty either school abroad or attend private Universities here. Recall that the UNESCO recommendation for budgetary allocation for education in a developing country like ours is a minimum of 26% of annual budget consistent for years but Nigeria’s has been a far cry from this over time. To this end, ASUU has posited that it would be difficult for Nigerian Universities to compete globally owing to inadequate funding of Universities and other institutions of higher learning over time.
For instance, findings have shown that University of Lagos (UNILAG) with ertswhile tuition of N14,500 would henceforth have their students pay N63,500 translating to about 337.9% increase. Other schools include: Ahmadu Bello University with tuition raised by about 51.9% from N27,000 to N41,000, University of Nigeria increased theirs by about 10.8% from N60,450 to N66,950 while Obafemi Awolowo University has about 182.7% increment from N19,700 to N55,700.
Further findings revealed that Nnamdi Azikiwe University increased their fees by about 227.9% from N20,100 to N65,920, Bayero University, Kano, jerked theirs from N26,000 to N40,000 by 53.9%, University of Abuja increased their fees marginally by 7.6% from N39,300 to N42,300 and Usman Danfodiyo University’s fees was upped by 28.1% from N32,000 to N41,000. UI, FUNAAB, FUTA and more schools are still expected so keep in touch for further development on this.
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