It has been announced that the Senate would summon Vice Chancellors of 38 Federal universities over increase in tuition fees.
This was revealed by the chairman, Senate Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND, Senator Barau Jibrin on Wednesday, June 28.
This was announced after a statement credited to the chairman of the Academic Staff of Universities (ASUU) of the University of Ibadan, Dr Deji Omole said that universities have increased their tuition fees over poor funding by the federal government.
Jibrin in a phone interview said the VCs would be invited, when the Senate resumes from Sallah break to explain why they increased the fees.
He also condemned the increase and said most of the Universities in the country are not properly managing their Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) including tuition fees.
He said: “There are abuses of IGR in almost all the Universities. Our preliminary investigations have shown that there is general abuse of IGR in our universities. We have beamed our searchlight on it. We will ensure proper utilisation of the IGR including tuition fees.”
Below is a list of some of the universities whose VCs are invited:
1. University of Lagos (UNILAG)
2. Ahmadu Bello University (ABU)
3. University of Nigeria (UNN)
4. Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)
5. Bayero University Kano (BUK)
6. University of Abuja
7. Usman Danfodiyo University (UDUS)
8. University of Ilorin
9. National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN)
However, even the federal universities are starting to hike their prices, leaving many scared about the future of education for the average man in Nigeria.