Varsity Students Threaten Shutdown Over Tuition Increase

Nigerian students in the 19 northern states yesterday threatened to embark on protest following the recent hike in tuition fees in some universities.

The groups’ National Coordinator, Emuseh Gimba, said they would take drastic actions should the government fail to reverse the hike.

Gimba said: “We find it regrettable that as a result of these poorly designed policies, hunger is stalking millions of homes, inflation is making life difficult by the day, people are losing jobs, businesses are closing down infrastructure is decaying, young Nigerians are losing hope of being employed, hospitals are full of people who suffer various illnesses, and cannot afford the fees.”

The students expressed worry that some universities have already announced increments in tuition fees.

Those in this category according to them, are the University of Maiduguri, Federal University Dutse and the Federal University, Lafia.

Source -: Thenationonline