NANS appeals to FG to step in over the proposed hike in tuition fees

In response to several tertiary institutions’ intentions to raise tuition, the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has once again urged the federal government to act quickly to save its students. This was stated in a Thursday statement by NANS.

Recent plans for tuition price increases, particularly from the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) and the Federal College of Agriculture, Akure (FECA), were met with disapproval by the organisation.

“It is disheartening and worrisome that despite the federal government’s explicit instructions against tuition fee hikes, certain vice-chancellors and heads of institutions seem poised to defy the directive.

“This we find barbaric and therefore call on the federal government to call erring institutions to order by demanding immediate intervention in the looming crisis surrounding such fee increment,” he said.

According to the union’s leader, NANS would organise students around the country to conduct a protest until its demands were fulfilled if the institutions didn’t agree with the government’s position.

“We also want to emphasise that the implementation of the new budget for education is closely monitored by NANS and any attempt to burden students with additional financial strain will be met with fierce resistance,” said NANS.

It said that raising tuition had far-reaching negative implications that would seriously affect the future of the country.