Federal varsities remain tuition free – Presidency

The Presidency on Wednesday debunked the report that tuition fees in the federal Universities’have been increased, saying that there was no veracity in the report.

Recall that many universities including unity schools have announced an increase in the fees paid by students.

Unity schools which are owned by the federal government increased fees from N45,000 to N100, 000.

Besides, various universities have announced the new fees to be paid by students and the development has attracted outcry from both parents and students and the National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, has told the government to perish the idea of fees hike.

But reacting to the plethora of outcry over the alleged hike in school fees in the ivory tower, Special Adviser to the President on Special Duties, Communications & Strategy, Mr. Dele Alake in a statement said that the federal universities are tuition free.

Alake explained that what happened was that some universities introduced discretionary charges for hostel accommodation, registration, laboratory and other charges which said are not tuition fees.

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