NANS Resists Hike in Tuition Fees by Universities

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The President of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) will resist plans by some tertiary institutions to increase tuition fees.

Obasi, in a statement he issued on Wednesday in Abuja, said that NANS had received the report that no fewer than 38 tertiary institutions had concluded plans to jack up tuition fees.

The NANS president said that the association was pained by the move as Nigerian students had over the years been made to bear the brunt of administrative ineptitude of managers of tertiary institutions.

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) had on Monday alerted Nigerians to the increase of tuition fees by 38 universities due to poor funding by the federal and state governments.

Obasi said that the students were made to study under poor conditions in spite their positive contributions to the success of the administration’s key policies and programmes, such as the fight against corruption, maintenance of peace and unity of the country.

He added that Nigerian students did not deserve such harsh punishment as increase in fee would further limit the capacity of students to dream of a better future.

The NANS President called on well-meaning individuals and stakeholders to hasten and find lasting solutions to the deplorable condition of the education sector in the country.

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