Federal Government Increases Tuition Fees Of Unity Schools

Federal Government Increases Tuition Fees Of Unity Schools

  • The tuition fees of Federal Government Colleges otherwise known as Federal Unity Colleges have increased to N100,000
  • The new school fee was announced in a circular by the Federal Ministry of Education and addressed to all Principals of Federal Unity Colleges
  • The tuition fee in over 100% increase as students in Unity schools were previously paying N45,000 against the new N100,000

Abuja, FCT - The Federal Ministry of Education has announced the increment of school fees for new students into Federal Government Colleges otherwise known as Federal Unity Colleges.

According to a circular entitled, “Approved fees/ charges for Federal Unity Colleges (1st Term) for new students “and signed by the Director of Senior Secondary Education, Hajia Binta, new students are expected to part with ₦100,000 instead of the previous N45,000, the Punch reported.

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Federal government increases tuition fees Of unity schools to N100,000. Photo Credit: STRINGER/AFP via Getty Images
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The memo was dated 25th May 2023 and addressed to all Principals of Federal Unity Colleges.

According to Nigerian Tribune, the directive is contained in a circular with reference number ADF/120/DSSE/I, and addressed to all Principals of Federal Unity Colleges.

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The memo read:

“The latest fees/charge increment will affect virtually all aspects and activities of the school, including tuition and boarding fees, uniform, textbooks, deposit, exercise books, prospectus, caution fee, ID card, stationery, clubs and societies, sports, extra lesson, insurance, et al.
“Please be informed that the ministry has approved only the underlisted fees and charges for all Unity Colleges,”

From 16k to 100k: Nigerians React as UNILAG Reportedly Increases Tuition Fees

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the management of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka, has reportedly increased its school fee from N16,000 to over N100,000.

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A circular shared by a Twitter user, @Ijebu__Doctor, revealed that students without Lab/Studio use are to pay N100,750, students with Lab/Studio use will pay N140,250 while medical Students will N190,250.

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Nigerians have taken to social media to voice their frustration about the recent increments in school fees in some federal universities in the country.

According to SaharaReporters, some federal universities have hiked their students' tuition fees by more than 100% in the last 12 months.

Parents react as University of Ibadan increases acceptance fee

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the increment in the acceptance fee for newly-admitted students into the University of Ibadan (UI) in Oyo state by the school management has generated numerous reactions.

Parents have complained bitterly about the increment as they see no justification for such a decision.

Source: Legit.ng

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