Nigerian university students pay too much for education - ASUU President

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Nigerian university students pay too much for education - ASUU President
Nigerian university students pay too much for education - ASUU President

 President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, Professor Emmanuel Osodeke said Nigerian university students pay high tuition fees. He said that it would be counterproductive and wrong for the government to apply a new round of fees to the system in light of the harsh economic realities of the time.

 Osodeke expressed his views at the 2022 National Higher Education Reform Summit organized by the Office of the Speaker of the House of Representatives with the theme “Innovation of Higher Education in Nigeria: Issues, Challenges, and solutions”. “Students already pay too much at universities. We shouldn’t charge them more,” he said. However, he has directed the government to invest more in the education system and lecturers’ welfare.

  Professor Uduak Ekpo of the University of Calabar also said that it was wrong to expect professors to raise funds for universities, pointing out that it would be distracting. He said the lecturers are basically for research and development.