Nigerian universities seems to have experience some financial crisis recently due to the current economy predicament in the country, and with this they have show their pain by increasing their tution fees.
it is obvious this is seriously caused by lack of enough capital from the federal goverment to sustain their institutions affair respectively
I doubt it if most students will be able to cope with this adjustment when it is fully implemented because the increament is so huge and some students are taking responsibilities for themself and it will be a great burden for such students.
No fewer than 38 universities across Nigeria have jerked up their fees in an increment which might be attributed to poor funding by the federal and state governments.
In a statement released on Thursday by the Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) – the University of Ibadan chapter, Dr. Deji Omole, no fewer than 38 universities across Nigeria have increased their school fees.
According to reports, 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 will be difficult for any Nigeria university to effectively compete globally with the attitude of Buhari not to allocate enough budgetary allocation as prescribed by UNESCO to fund education.
The statement which assessed the two years of Buhari in office, lamented that the current government had made Nigerians poorer, adding that public education was not taken seriously because most children of the rich and those in high offices do not school in Nigeria.
Below is a list of tuition increment in some universities as collated by Vanguard, in the order of institution, old fees, new fees…
1. UNILAG N14,500 N63,500
2. ABU N27,000 N41,000
3. UNN N60,450 N66,950
4. OAU N19,700 N57,700
5. UNIZIK N20,100 N65,920
6. BUK N26,000 N40,000
7. UNIABUJA N39,300 N42,300
8. UDU N32,000 N43,000
9. NOUN N36,000 N41,000
10. UNIBEN N12,000 N49,500
11. UNILORIN N16,000 N75,500
12. FUTA N13,560 N83,940
13. FUTMINNA N20,000 N37,000
14. FUNAAB N18,250 N33,000
15. UNICAL N30,500 N42,750
16. UNIUYO N71,000 N84,250
17. FCET Akoka N16,000 N40,000
18. Osun Varsity N95,000 N135,500
19. ANSU N76,000 N139,000
20. LASU N96,750 N158,250
21. IBBU N25000 N52,000
22. IMSU N120,000 N150,000
23. PLASU N50,000 N100,000
24. MAPOLY N57,000 N75,000
25. Ibadan Poly N30,000 N50,000
26. Abia Poly N56,550 N61,000
27. Auchi Poly N14,800 N28,000
28. Osustech N70,000 N80,000
29. ESUT N104,900 N124,900
30. KWARAPOLY N28,000 N44,000
31. LAUTECH N65,000 N72,500
32. TASUED N66,500 N76,500
33. Afe Babalola N675,000 N1,075,000
34. Igbinedion N540,000 N820,000
35. Crawford N400,000 N600,000
36. Redeemers N545,000 N605,000
37. Covenant N774,500 N814,500
38. Benson Idahosa N284,300 N1,150,000.0
It is cruel of all these universities to have increase their fees without considering the so called recession in this country. Only if they are building the educational sector for the rich alone.