The federal government has reiterated for the umpteenth time that no federal university in the nation is allowed to charge for tuition fee from her students.
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Mr David Adejo made this known at a public hearing by the House of Representatives ad hoc committee on student loans in Abuja on Tuesday.
Mr Adejo said that the recent increase in charges by federal universities in the country was unfortunate, he went further to note that what they’re meant to collect are simply to run the institution. In his words, “what the federal universities are to charge for What they collect is charges to cover the cost of accommodation, ICT, and power, among others. It is the Governing Councils of the Universities that have the power to approve such charges for them.”
Mr Adeojo also states that recent increase by institution was not as a result of the proposed student loans for the students in the country which take off in September.