President Bola Tinubu, on Monday, directed the authorities in all federal institutions of higher learning to avoid arbitrary increase in sundry fees payable and where possible defer further increase so that parents and students don’t face too much difficulty.
While the National Association of Nigerian Students welcome the directive, the Academic Staff Union of Universities, however, expressed reservations.
Reacting, the Vice-President of NANS, Akinteye Afeez, said the students are happy with the development.
But Chairman, ASUU, the University of Lagos, Prof. Kayode Adebayo, said stopping of fee hike by the president was not the solution to the universities’ problem.
He maintained that universities across the country were not funded by Federal Government, adding that Tinubu was supposed to announce the financial subventions that would be given to universities.