While briefing State House correspondents after the Federal Executive
Council meeting held at Aso Rock Villa on Wednesday, the Minister of
State for Education, Anthony Anwuka, stated that no federal university
should charge tuition fees, saying the law does not allow it.
minister who made the disclosure after the cabinet meeting presided
over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, said the council discussed the
school fees being charged by various universities “and noted that as of
law, no federal university should charge tuition fees.”
stated that the council understood that some federal universities
charged fees per course unit, adding that the President Muhamamdu
Buhari-led government would investigate and stop this.
Anwuka said the National Universities Commission had been directed to clarify and update the council on the matter.
said: “We understand some universities now charge fees per course unit
and we are going to make sure that we investigate that properly and make
“Students can pay other auxiliary fees, but not in
excess. Various university councils and management should be able to fix
what fees students should pay that is affordable and acceptable to the
students. That is the position.
“The federal government does not
determine fees for private and state universities. It only takes
responsibility for fees paid in the federal universities.”
minister also disclosed that the council approved the insurance of
provisional licence for the the establishment of Skyline University in