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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ASK NATIONAL UNIVERSITIES COMMISSION TO SUSPEND HIKE IN TUITION FEES.

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The House of Representatives has advised the National Universities Commission NUC to suspend the implementation of an increase in the tuition fees of universities.

 

This was contained in a motion by Aliyu Sani Madaki, who listed that the universities that hiked their fees included Bayero University, Kano; the University of Nigeria Nsukka; the University of Uyo; University of Maiduguri; Micheal Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike; and Federal University, Dutse, among others.

 

The lawmakers are concerned that the hike in fees by the universities was happening against the worsening poverty level in the country, inflation, high rate of unemployment, and the recent fuel price hike.

 

They feared that the increase could cause disruptions for several students who could not afford the fees and that while many of them would be forced to defer their studies, others could drop out entirely.

 

The lawmakers also noted that the hike might aggravate the already volatile situation in the country as students were already making threats that could lead to an uprising against the Federal Government, with grievous consequences for the country as a whole.

Written by: Ella Adike

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