The Federal Government of Nigeria has warned that it will not treat lightly any institution found to violate directive on the reduction of levies and fees charged students and candidates at various levels in the country.
Mallam Adamu Adamu, Minister of Education, who gave the warning in Abuja, insisted that it is a deliberate policy of the current administration to reduce the levies in schools and examination fees to reduce the burden on parents and guardians.
The Minister noted that when he came on board as minister, he noticed that a number of fees and levies are the major impediments to have access to tertiary education.
He also disclosed that some of these fees and levies including the post-UTME fees that got so high as much as N15,000 in some universities, NECO and WASSCE fees also rose astronomically.
“You all can testify that we have reduced Post-UTME from N15,000 to N2000, JAMB from N5000 to N3500, NECO from N11,500 to N9850 and the Basic Education Certificate handled by NECO from N5500 to N4000,” Adamu stated.