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ASUU Warns Against Mass Dropout Over Hiked Fees As Parents, Students Protest

The universities in separate memos attributed the development to the rising cost of learning materials…

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As tertiary institutions across the country begin a new session next week, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), parents and students started protests as more varsities continue to hike their fees.

VerseNews reports that ASUU as well as the associations of parents and students warned about the likelihood of mass dropouts of students following the hikes in fees by the universities across the country.

The varsities which hiked their fees included the Federal University of Health Sciences, Azare; University of Maiduguri; Federal University, Dutse; Federal University, Lafia; University of Uyo; Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Bayero University, Kano; University of Lagos, Akoka; University of Jos; and the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife among others.

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The universities in separate memos attributed the development to the rising cost of learning materials and the need to adequately fund activities in their respective institutions.

VerseNews gathered that Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, announced a new school fee regime on Wednesday.

fresh students in the Faculties of Arts, Law and Humanities would pay: N151, 200, while returning students of the same faculties would pay N89,200.

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New students being admitted into the College of Health Sciences and the Faculty of Pharmacy are to pay N190, 200 while returning students will paid N128, 200.

University of Benin also new fees had been introduced by the management for full-time undergraduate courses for the 2022/2023 academic session.

Before the increment, N105,000 for non-science students and N115,000 for science students.
Subsequently, the non-science students will pay N85, 000 while the science students will pay N95, 000.

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