The Nigerian government says its policy on the non-payment of tuition fees at federal universities is still in force.
Minister of State for Education, Prof. Anthony Anwuka, disclosed this to State House correspondents at the end of the council’s meeting presided over by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.
He observed that there are allegations that some of the institutions are charging students per course unit, which he said is illegal and must be stopped.
Ankuwa said: “No federal university should charge tuition fees. That is the law. And, we understand some universities now charge fees per course unit and we are going to make sure that we investigate that properly and make it stops.
“But students can pay other auxiliary fees but not in excess. Various university councils and management should be able to fix what fees students should pay that is affordable and acceptable to the students. That is the position.
“The federal government does not determine fees for private and state universities. They only take responsibility for fees paid in the federal universities.”