The Nation reports that at least 38 universities across the country have increased their tuition fees due to poor funding by federal and state governments.
The Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Ibadan Chapter, Dr. Deji Omole, stated this in a statement in Abuja on Monday.
-University of Lagos (UNILAG) N14, 500 to N63, 500
-Ahmadu Bello University N27, 000 to N41, 00
-University of Nigeria N60, 450 to N66, 950
– Obafemi Awolowo University N19, 700 to N55,700 .
– Nnamdi Azikiwe University N20, 100 to N65,920
– Bayero University, Kano, N26,000 to N40,000
– University of Abuja N39,300 to N42,300
– Usman Danfodiyo University N32,000 to N41,000.
The statement which assessed the two years of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, lamented that the government had made Nigerians poorer.
Omole said the public education was not taken seriously because “children of the rich and those in high offices” do not attend school in Nigeria.
The latest increment might be attributed to poor funding by the federal and state governments as ASUU poorly rated the President Muhammadu Buhari in the area of funding of university education.
ASUU also noted that it would be difficult for any Nigeria university to compete globally due to inadequate budgetary allocation to the educational sector.