The Federal Ministry of Education has debunked the news that the Federal Government had approved the hike in tuition fees of Federal universities to N350,000. Speaking at a symposium in Abuja today, Mr Sonny Echono, the Permanent Secretary in the ministry said Federal Government was not planning to increase the tuition fees and urged Nigerians to remain calm on the issue.
“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”, he said.