Friday, 30 June 2017

FUTMinna declares Tuition fees hike a rumour

The Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology (FUT), Minna, Prof. Musibau Akanji, has described as baseless rumour, the proposed hike in tuition fees by 38 federal universities.

Akanji said there is no plan to hike the tuition fees of federal universities in the country.

He said that the university management condemned the allegation in all its totality, stating that the rumour was meant to cause panic and confusion.

In a statement signed by the university Deputy Director of Information, Mrs. Lydia Legbo and made available to The Nation, the vice chancellor reiterated that the management of FUT Minna does not collect tuition fees from its students, adding that what the students pay are minimal fees charged for other services.

He added that the fees have not been reviewed in the last two years.

“Note that the review of fees/charges is solely the responsibility of the university Senate and there has not been any meeting of such in recent time where fees increment was contemplated, discussed or announced.

“Normally, such reviews are done at the beginning of a new academic session and the university is currently in the middle of the second semester of the 2016/2017 academic session and has no intention to increase fees,” the statement said.

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