No plan to hike tuition fees – FG

Posted by Grand News | 4 October 2018 | 1,164 times

Malam Adamu Adamu, Minister of Education.

The Federal Government on Wednesday refuted the news making the rounds that it is planning to hike public universities tuition fee to N350,000.

The federal government said this through the ministry of Education.

Mr Sonny Echono, the Permanent Secretary in the ministry made the clarification at a symposium in Abuja.

Echono, who said the Federal Government was not planning to increase the tuition fees, urged Nigerians to remain calm on the issue.

The symposium has its theme: “The Right to Education means the Right to a Qualified Teacher’’.

“The Federal Government did not and has no intention of introducing new tuition fees in our public universities not to mention the figure to N350, 000.

“What is true is that the present administration is committed to guarantee quality of education.

“President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the ministry of education along with the ministry of finance to jointly organise a workshop that will inform on a very sustainable and workable recommendation of funding education in Nigeria.

According to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the symposium was part of activities to commemorate the World Teachers Day to hold on Oct. 5, to celebrate the contributions of teachers to nation building.

Source: Grand News

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