Senate To Summon 38 VCs Over Tuition Fees Hike
Nigeria's parliament has heard the cry of students, parents and guardians.
The Universities include University of Lagos (UNILAG), Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), University of Nigeria (UNN), Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Bayero University Kano (BUK), University of Abuja, Usman Danfodiyo University (UDUS), University of Ilorin, and National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) among others.
The VCs would be invited, when the Senate resumes from the Sallah break to explain why they increased the fees. The Upper Chamber resumes next Tuesday, July 4.
Chairman, Senate Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND, Barau Jibrin, who disclosed this on Tuesday, faulted the increase.
“There are abuses of IGR in almost all the Universities. Our preliminary investigations have shown that there is general abuse of IGR in our universities. We have beamed our searchlight on it. We will ensure proper utilisation of the IGR including tuition fees",he said.
Parents and guardians told Bounce News that students of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) who were paying N14, 500 would now pay N63, 500 as tuition fees, Ahmadu Bello University ( N27, 000 to N41, 00), University of Nigeria (N60, 450 to N66, 950) and Obafemi Awolowo University ( N19, 700 to N55,700).
Others are – Nnamdi Azikiwe University ( N20, 100 to N65,920), Bayero University, Kano, (N26,000 to N40,000), University of Abuja (N39,300 to N42,300) and Usman Danfodiyo University ( N32,000 to N41,000).
Meanwhile, the minimum wage for federal and state civil servants remains pegged at N18,000.