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List of Federal Universities That Recently Hike School Fees and Other Charges in Nigeria


A good number of public varsities in Nigeria have resorted to increasing school fees and other charges as a means to generate more revenues to run varsities in Nigeria. See the list of affected schools below.

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Sequel to the end of the unyielded industrial action of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), a number of public universities are have now resorted to hiking their school fees and other charges to generate more revenue.

You would recall, that one of the suggestions the federal government gave ASUU to ending the strike action, during their 'unending' deliberations, was to increase tuition fees, and, find other means to finance public institutions in the country, but the union rejected the offer. This was one of the reasons that made their incessant meetings between the government and the union always ended in a deadlock, before the government dragged the union to court, and we are where we are today.

It would seem, left with no option, the individual public institutions have decided to source more funds by increasing their fees. A list of some affected institutions are as follows;

  1. University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID)
  2. University of Uyo (UNIUYO)
  3. University of Port-harcourt (UNIPORT)
  4. Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike (MOUAU)
  5. Federal University of Health Sciences, Azare (FUHSA)
  6. Federal University, Lafia (FULAFIA)
  7. Federal University, Dutse (FUD)
  8. Federal University, Kashere (FUKASHERE)
  9. University of Ilorin (UNILORIN)
  10. University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN)
  11. Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO)
  12. The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN)

The upward review of registration fees and charges in University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) came as a shocker to most, especially for students studying MBBS, as the fees was hiked to a whopping sum of N252,500 for New Students, and N233,000 for Returning students. New Students in the Faculty of Law will now pay N124,500, while returning students will pay N105,000. The breakdown of the upward review of UNIMAID’s fees is as follows;

Students in the Faculty of Engineering of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike (MOUAU) will now pay around N99,000 from N55,000.

The Federal University, Lafia (FULafia) reportedly increase tuition fees for only medical students.

The University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) and University of Nigeria (UNN) all went full-fledged by increasing their fees by 100%.

University of Uyo (UNIUYO) is not left out, as it reportedly raised its charges from N48,000 to N105,000 (new students).

The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) recently hike its school fees for new undergraduate students from N36,000 to N55,000, and from N35,000 to N61,000 for postgraduates excluding exam registration fee of N1,500 and project fee of N25,000. Students of NOUN are currently threatening protest action in that respect.

From indications, many institutions may tend to follow suit as this seem to be the only feasible way for public universities to generate more funds. The question now is, how are the Nigerian Parents going to adjust to this increase, despite the stagnant salary income admist the economy hardship?

How is the Nigerian student going to cope with this new increase, and how does this increase compensate the wasted 8-month industrial action?

And lastly, would this be a lasting solution to the incessant strike actions in the educational sector of country? Questions upon questions.

If your varsity has hiked school fees or other charges and was not mentioned in this article, kindly bring it to our notice via the comment section to notify other readers. Thank you.


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