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FG declares Tution illegal in federal University

The Federal Executive Council has warned federal universities to desist from charging tution on the students as her tution-free policy is still in place.

This was made known to Press on Wednesday by the Minister of state for Education,Prof Anthony Anwuka, after the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by the Vice President,Prof Yemi Osibajo, in Abuja

Anwuka said: “The FEC restated government’s position that no federal university should charge tuition fees,”.

According to the minister,various universities’ councils and managements could fix “auxiliary fees”but it must be affordable to students.

He said, “FEC discussed the issue of school fees in the various universities and noted that, as of law, no federal university should charge tuition fees.

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

“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 are affordable and acceptable to the students. That is the position.

“The Federal Government does not determine fees for private and state universities; we only take responsibility for fees paid in the federal universities.”Anwuka concludes

Meanwhile, the federal government has expressed her intentions to investigate some universities said to have flouted the law.

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