You must have heard of the saying- “when two elephants are fighting, it is the grass that suffers”. This is the case between Asuu and FG, the students will have to pay double their School fees if the FG does not meet up with their Demands.
Below is how Naija247News is reporting it.
Expect increase in tuition fees, if demands are not met, ASUU Threatens Students
The Ebonyi State University Chapter of ASUU has warned of likely increase in school fees if the demands of ASUU were not fully met eventually by the Federal Government.
The Chairman of the chapter, Prof. Ndubuisi Idenyi, gave the warning in Abakiliki at a news conference on the current ASUU strike. Idenyi said the fee hike would come when universities attempted to source money for their Earned Academic Allowances as directed by the Federal Government.
“We demanded for N500 billion but the government has only released N100 billion to university councils for infrastructure development in selected universities and another N30 billion for part-payment of Earned Academic Allowances.
“The government has asked various universities councils to source the balance.
“But the question is from where will the funds come if not through increase in school fees.”
According to him, the directive has distorted the report of the technical sub-committee on the report of the “Needs Assessment on Nigerian Universities.
“Government’s partial implementation of our demand would generate series of problems in our universities, including differentials in school fees structure in public schools.
“The action would also cause migration of students and over-population of students in a particular school.”
He said that the directive might deny many people access to quality education (NAN)
The latest and trending news in the Education Sector is that President, GoodLuck Jonathan has sacked the Minister of Education plus 9 other Minister, and she said she is going back to school to teach, (she forgot Asuu are still on strike, please someone remind her.) And meanwhile a new Minister of Education has been appointed today.
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