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Suspend Implementation Of Universities’ Fee Hike - Reps Tell NUC



The House of Representatives has implored the National Universities Commission (NUC) to suspend the proposed hike in tuition fees for universities, citing the current financial constraints many students are facing. 


Aliyu Sani Madaki proposed a motion to address the recent fee hikes of several universities, including Bayero University, Kano; the University of Nigeria, Nsukka; the University of Uyo; University of Maiduguri; Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike; and Federal University, Dutse and others.


Lawmakers in the green chamber were deeply troubled by the universities' decision to increase fees, especially in light of the nation's current state of affairs. With poverty levels rising, inflation on the rise, unemployment at a high, and fuel prices soaring, this move was seen as strenuous on students.


The prospect of an increase in fees struck fear into the hearts of many students, who would be unable to bear the burden of the additional costs. The ramifications of this could be far-reaching, with some students being forced to put their studies on hold.


Lawmakers voiced their concerns that the proposed hike in tuition fees could potentially worsen an already precarious situation in the nation, with students having already made dire warnings of a potential uprising against the Federal Government. If these threats were to be acted upon, the consequences could be devastating for the entire nation.


The House of Representatives implored the Federal Government to roll back the recent surge in tuition prices for Unity secondary schools. 

 

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