Nigerian Students Protest Over %100 School Fees Increment

UNN Students Protest

The recent hike in school fees in most federal institutions in Nigerian has resulted in protests, criticism, anger and frustration from many Nigerian students.

Just recently, the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) published their new tuition fee with over %100 increase across the board, which resulted protests from the Student Union.

UNN Students Protest

According the school fee structure released by the school management, the faculties of social sciences, VTE, Agricultural sciences, Education and Arts will now pay the sum of N110, 000 for first year students, N85, 000 for 200 and 300 level students, while final year students will pay N83, 000.

Faculties of Business Administration and Environmental Science, their 100 level students will now pay the sum of N114,000, 200 and 300 levels will pay N85,000, while final year students will pay N83,000.

Faculties of the physical sciences and biological sciences will now pay the sum of  N112,000, N85,000, N83,000 for First year, 2nd and 3rd year, and final year respectively.

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Faculty of Engineering will now pay the sum of N116,000, N85,000 and N83,000 for First year, others and final year students respectively.

Faculties of Law and Vet. Medicine will now pay N119,000, N95,000 and N92,000 for first years, others and final year respectively.

Faculties of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Health sciences and Basic Medical Sciences will now pay N120,000; N95,000 and 92,000 for their First years, others and final year respectively. Their Hostel fees were also increased to N35,000 per annum.

This increment is at %100 when compared to their pervious tuition fee structure and this increment is not only for the UNN students.

UNN Students Protest Over School Fees Increment

Reports also said many other federal institutions in the country have also increased their school fees to about same %100.

Many Nigerians believe that this issued is being caused by the federal governments’ failure to address the issues raised by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). Recall that the Union was on strike for about 8 months in order to register their dissatisfaction with how the government is handling the issues that concern the Federal Universities in the country.

The funny thing is that most Nigerian students were kicking against ASUU and what they are fighting for, maybe this tuition fee increment will help the students to understand that ASUU were fighting for them. We hope that the protests will effect a change in the tuition fees.


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