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More Than 50% Varsity Students Will Drop Out – ASUU

Osodeke made the prediction while speaking on the current situation in the education sector in Nigeria…

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has lamented fee hikes in tertiary institutions, predicting that 40 to 50 percent of students will leave school in the next two to three years.

VerseNews reports that president of ASUU, Emmanuel Osodeke made the prediction while speaking on the current situation in the education sector in Nigeria on Channels TV Sunday night.

The union leader, who accused universities of arbitrarily increasing school fees, posited that the government should rather be attracting more students to school by its education policies.

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“Today, universities are arbitrarily increasing school fees. Is that correct in an environment today where the minimum wage is N30,000 per month when you have to pay rent, pay heavily for transportation and you are enforcing it on the students?

“If nothing is done about these heavy fees being introduced by schools all over the country, in the next two or three years, more than 40 to 50 per cent of these children who are in school today will drop out,” he said.

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