Nigerians Condemn Outrageous Tuition Fees’ Hike Across Universities, UNIMAID, UNIBEN, Others


Reports available to Education Roadmap show that many federal universities have hiked fees payable by students by more than 100% in the last 12 months.

Reactions have continued to trail the recent increments in school fees of various publicly owned universities in Nigeria.

Sources said certain federal universities have hiked their students’ fees by more than 100% in the last 12 months.

The University of Maiduguri in terror-ravaged Borno State, Northeast, was among the first to raise tuition. The institution hiked their medical students’ tuition to N238,000 in January, up from less than N100,000.

Tuition fees for law students were raised from N26,000 to around N104,000.

Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto in Sokoto State raised their student fees as well.

The second generation in the Seat of the Caliphate increased tuition prices for law students from N56,000 to N86,300 (for final year students) to N86,3000 and N48,000 to N73,000, while medical students’ fees were hiked to N109,000 from roughly N60,000 to N70,000.
In addition, a proposed undergraduate price schedule for the 2022/2023 academic session provided by Bayero University, Kano, shows a new increment of tuition rates for students based on their faculties.

Also, fresh law students of the school were paying N39,000 but with the new proposed fees, they would be paying N105,000.

The most shocking of them all is the recent increment by the University of Benin, Edo State. The student’s tuition fees were increased from the range of N69,000-N74,000 to N170,000 to N190,000.

This is the same university the student was paying less than N20,000 per session last five years ago.

A netizen, Akpologun of Ososo Land, who claimed to be a former student of the university expressed shock over the present tuition fees imposed on the students.

He said, “Can’t believe the same school my generation paid N14400 as a returning engineering student in 2017 is now 170k for Gen Z. No be say anything go change o, same old beans called a syllabus.”


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