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Federal Government Bans Federal Universities From Charging Tuition Fees

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Some Federal Universities charged fees per course unit

The Federal Executive Council has banned all Federal university from charging tuition fees. The announcement was made by the Minister of State for Education, Anthony Anwuka while briefing State House correspondents after the council meeting which was presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on the 9th of May, 2018. The minister said the council discussed the school fees being charged by various universities. He emphasised that as of law, no federal university should charge tuition fee. He also added that the council understood that some Federal Universities charged fees per course unit, an allegation that would be stopped as soon as proper investigations are carried out. In his words, “We understand some universities now charge fees per course unit and we are going to make sure that we investigate that properly and make it stop. Students can pay other auxiliary fees, but not in excess. Various university councils and management should be able to fix what fees students should pay that is affordable and acceptable to the students. That is the position. The federal government does not determine fees for private and state universities. It only takes responsibility for fees paid in the federal universities.”Photo Credit: Getty

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