Again, Tinubu Speaks on Fee Hike in Nigeria Universities

Again, Tinubu Speaks on Fee Hike in Nigeria Universities

  • President Bola Tinubu has warned universities in the country against arbitrary increases in fees payable by students
  • The president said the development has blocked some Nigerian youths from having access to tertiary education in Nigeria
  • Tinubu then promised that his administration would ensure that universities in Nigeria have a stable and steady academic calendar

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Uyo, Akwa Ibom - President Bola Tinubu has sent a strong warning to authorities of public universities in Nigeria against what he described as the “arbitrary increase in various fees payable by Nigerian students.”

The president said the practice is unwholesome and lamented that it has imping negative impact on the growth and development of tertiary education in the country. He stressed that it has made many indigent youths not have access to tertiary education in the country, Leadership reported.

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Tinubu warns universities against arbitrary increase in fees Photo Credit: Bola Ahmed Tinubu
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Tinubu promises a stable academic calendar in Nigeria universities

Tinubu then assured Nigerians that his administration would work toward a stable and steady academic calendar in the country's tertiary institutions while urging the 14,866 graduates of the University of Uyo (UNIUYO) to be the country's good ambassador.

He urged them to extol their talents in revamping the country's dying economy.

At the combined convocation of the UNIUYO, Tinubu was represented by Yusuf Sununu, the minister of state for education.

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He disclosed that his administration had put machinery in place to ensure that the university played its role in teaching, researching and manpower development by updating the quality and standards of education across institutions in the country.

His statement reads in part:

“Let me reiterate my commitment to supporting quality and standard education at all levels. This administration will work to optimise our university curricula in terms of quality access and relevance to our national needs.”

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Oluwo to NLC: "Let Tinubu prove himself; don’t ground Nigeria."

Legit.ng earlier reported that Oba Abdulrosheed Akanbi, the Oluwo of Iwo in Osun State, has called on the NLC and Nigerians to be patient with President Bola Tinubu.

The monarch called on the NLC, under the leadership of Joe Ajaero, not to weaponise strike against the new administration.

Akanbi expressed confidence that things would turn around for the country, adding that President Tinubu did not create the problem.

Source: Legit.ng

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Bada Yusuf (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Yusuf Amoo Bada is an accomplished politics and current affairs editor, boasting over 7 years of experience in journalism and writing. He is a graduate of OAU, and holds Diploma in Mass Comm. and BA in Literature in English. He has obtained certificates in Leadership and received the "Certificate for Breakthrough of the Year 2022" in recognition of his great performance during his first year at Legit.ng. Worked as Editor with OperaNews. Contact: bada.yusuf.amoo@corp.legit.ng or call 08161717844

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