The news trending on social media that the FG had approved the hike in tuition fees of Nigerian universities to N350,000, has been debunked by the Federal Ministry of Education.
The Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Sonny Echono, made the clarification at a symposium, on Wednesday, in Abuja.
According to him: “The Federal Government did not and has no intention of introducing new tuition fees in our public universities not to mention the figure to N350, 000.
What is true is that the present administration is committed to guarantee quality of education.
President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the ministry of education along with the ministry of finance to jointly organise a workshop that will inform on a very sustainable and workable recommendation of funding education in Nigeria.
And to this end, we have been engaging various stakeholders including ASUU who can come up with a very useful contribution that will bring all these recommendations achievable.”