BREAKING: Federal universities remain tuition free, FG clarifies

The Federal Government has debunked the rumour that federal universities now charge tuition fees.


Special Adviser to the President on Special Duties, Communications and Strategy, Dele Alake, said on Wednesday via a statement that federal universities remain tuition-free.


His statement followed outrage over the increase in fees by the University of Lagos (UNILAG) for undergraduates.


Alake said, “It was widely reported earlier this week across some news media outlets that the Federal Government had increased tuition fees in federal universities in the country.


“These reports are inaccurate and not correct.


“We are aware that some universities have in recent weeks announced increase in the amount payable by students on sundry charges.


“However, the fact remains and we have confirmed that these are discretionary charges by each university for hostel accommodation, registration, laboratory and other charges. They are not tuition fees.”


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