ASUU Rejects FG Plan To Increase Tuition Fees In Public Universities

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has rejected the proposed plan by the Federal Government to hike tuition fee in Nigerian universities.

Dr Lazarus Maigoro, Chairman of the University of Jos chapter of the union, made this known on Tuesday in Jos, during the nationwide peaceful protest organised by the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC.

Mr Maigoro, who alleged that government was planning to hike tuition to N750, 000 per student, re-iterated that the ongoing strike was aimed at pushing for their demands, as well as making government address the contending issues.

He insisted that if tuition fee was increased, the children of the common man would invariably be denied access to university education.

“Government is planning to increase the tuition fee in public universities to N750,000 and this not acceptable to us in ASUU.” he partly said.

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