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FGN Denies Plan to Increase Tuition Fees in Universities

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Mallam Adamu Adamu, Minister of Education. Photo: Guardian Nigeria

The Federal Ministry of Education had denied that the federal government plans to increase the tuition fees in universities to N350k which was alleged by the Academic Staff Union of Universities that such was being planned by the federal government of Nigeria, Premium Times reported.
The permanent secretary in the Ministry of Education, Mr. Echoro, gave out the information at a symposium on Wednesday in Abuja.
“The federal government did not and has no intention of introducing new tuition fees in our public universities not to mention the figure to N350000,” Echono stated.
“What is true is that the present administration is committed to guaranteeing good quality of education.
“President Muhammad Buhari has directed the ministry of education along with the ministry of finance to jointly organize a workshop that will inform on a very sustainable and workable recommendation of funding education in Nigeria.
“And to this end, we have been engaging various stakeholders including ASUU who can come up with a very useful contribution that will bring all these recommendations achievable. The ministry is working towards re-establishing the education bank to address the role of education funding as the government cannot do it alone,” he added.
The symposium was part of activities to commemorate the World Teachers Day to hold on October 5, 2018, to celebrate the contributions of teachers to nation building, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

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