Subscribe to get Latest Updates in Your e-mail FREE: CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE!

NANS To Meet FG Over High Tuition Of Private Varsities

The National Association of Nigerian Students has said it will meet with the Federal Government later in the week over the high cost of enrolment in private universities. The Federal Executive Council, on Wednesday, had approved the establishment on nine new private universities within the country.

Speaking with SUNDAY PUNCH in a telephone interview, the NANS President, Mr. Tijani Usman, commended the Federal Government for approving the institutions.

He said, “It is a good thing. We talked about it recently. We had discussed with the President even before now. We need to have better, qualitative education. We need to have more institutions of higher learning. The private institutions have been on our necks so we put pressure on the Federal Government to give them the same approval. We are happy that they have approved them.

“More Nigerian students will now begin to look to private universities with the hope that the fees will be as modest as they can afford.

“I have discussed with the Minister (of Education) on this note and I will be meeting with him by Monday or Tuesday on the same issue to finalise the matter.”

Usman expressed disapproval that there were more people who applied for the Joint Admissions Matriculation Board exams than could be admitted into tertiary institutions.

According to him, a continuation of the trend will lead to the education system taking advantage of many more students.

“A lot of people have been applying for JAMB. The exam costs each candidate about N5,000. If people will apply for JAMB yearly and we do not have universities that can accommodate them, then it will amount to JAMB exploiting the students.

“If one million people apply for JAMB, at the end of the day, maybe just 50,000 will be accommodated in the system. We then find that the number of students that are out of school continues to climb gradually, leading to other problems,” the NANS president said.

JOIN NGScholars on Telegram for Instant Updates.

If you find this post useful, please share on Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, etc. using the buttons below. It will definitely help someone out there.
Share on Facebook
Tweet about this on Twitter
Share on LinkedIn
Email this to someone

Do you want to ask any question or comment this post? Ask and get very fast answers on NGScholars Ask! CLICK HERE to go to the forum! . Click on Login and login with Facebbok

Don't want to miss an update?

Join over 143,000 Facebook Followers | Join over 29,000 Twitter Followers | Join over 26,000 Email Subscribers

Do you want to ask any question about this post? Ask and get very fast answers on NGScholars Ask!CLICK HERE to go to the forum! . Click on Login and login with Facebbok.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.