Federal Universities Barred From Charging Tuition Fees

The Federal Executive Council, FEC, on Wednesday stated that no federal university should charge tuition fees, as it is against the law.

Anthony Anwuka, Minister of State for Education, disclosed this on Wednesday after the cabinet meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

Anwuka said that the council discussed the school fees being charged by various universities “and noted that as of law, no federal university should charge tuition fees.”

 The Minister also said the National Universities Commission, NUC, had been directed to clarify and update the council on the matter.

“We understand some universities now charge fees per course unit and we are going to make sure that we investigate that properly and make it stop.

“Students can pay other auxiliary fees, but not in excess. Various university councils and management should be able to fix what fees students should pay that is affordable and acceptable to the students. That is the position.

“The federal government does not determine fees for private and state universities. It only takes responsibility for fees paid in the federal universities,” he said.

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