President Bola Tinubu has issued a nationwide directive to federal institutions, compelling them to cease any “arbitrary increase” in school fees.
The announcement was made by his special adviser on communication and strategy, Dele Alake. Additionally, President Tinubu has granted approval for the elimination of all constraints on students’ loans, aiming to enhance accessibility for students.
The official statement released conveyed these significant measures.
In line with his promise to ensure no Nigerian student abandons his or her educational pursuits as a result of lack of money and economic circumstances of their parents, President Tinubu has also approved the removal of all restrictions on the students’ loan to make it available to any student or household that may desire it.
“Similarly, President Tinubu has directed the authorities in all Federal Institutions of higher learning to avoid an arbitrary increase in sundry fees payable and where possible defer further increase so that parents and students don’t face too many difficulties.
“While it is important to reiterate that President Tinubu has directed the release of over 200,000 Metric Tonnes of grains to families in 36 states and Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, the government is working to ensure that vulnerable students can also benefit from conditional cash transfers and food distribution.
“The federal government salutes the courage, wisdom and partnership of Nigerian Students as our country navigates this challenging time.
“President Tinubu will continue to prioritise education and the needs of the students, improve welfare of teaching and non academic staff and invest in infrastructure to make our institutions of higher learning become more globally competitive