FG Hikes Unity Schools’ Fees By 122%

Why FG Increases Unity Schools’ Fees From N45,000 To N100,000
Why FG Increases Unity Schools’ Fees From N45,000 To N100,000

FG Hikes Unity Schools’ Fees By 122%

The Federal Government  has recently approved the fees  increment of Federal Government Colleges better known as  Federal Unity Schools for the admission of new students into Federal Government Colleges otherwise known as Federal Unity Colleges to ₦100,000.

The fees which were increased to N100,000, represent a 122.2% increase when compared to the previous fees of N45,000. 

This is made known  via the  office of the Director of Senior Secondary Education Department of the Federal Ministry of Education, reference number ADF/120/DSSE/I, dated 25th May, 2023, and addressed to all Principals of Federal Unity Colleges. Eaglessightnews has gathered

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According to the circular  signed by the Director of Senior Secondary Education, Hajia Binta Abdulkadir, sighted by journalists with   its reference number as ADF/120/DSSE/I  dated 25th May, 2023 and addressed to all Principals of Federal Unity Colleges across the country, It reads,

“Approved fees/ charges for Federal Unity Colleges (1st Term) for new students, new students are expected to part with ₦100,000 instead of the previous N45,000,” the circular read in part.

“The latest fees/charge increment will affect virtually all aspects and activities of the school, including tuition and boarding fees, uniform, text books, deposit, exercise books, prospectus, caution fee, ID card, stationery, clubs and societies, sports, extra lesson, insurance, et al.

“Please be informed that the ministry has approved only the underlisted fees and charges for all Unity Colleges,” the memo reads.

According to past reports, parents under the aegis of Nigerian Parents Forum had in June 2023, appealed to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to prevail on the Federal Ministry of Education to reverse the over 100% increment on fees paid by Students in Federal Government Colleges or Unity schools,

The group described the increment as arbitrary, insensitive, ill-timed and inconsistent with President Tinubu’s promise of welfare programmes to help Nigerian parents cope with the economic challenges posed by fuel subsidy removal in the country.

In the same vein, the House of Representatives had earlier in July directed the Federal Ministry of Education to review the new school fees regime in Federal Government Colleges and revert to the old regime.

 

 

 

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