No tuition fee, but Nigerian students still dey pay plenti money for federal Universities


Afta Federal Executive Council meeting last two weeks, Nigeria goment say e dey illegal for any federal university to collect tuition fee from dia students.

Minister of State for Education, Anthony Anwuka, say, “as par law, no federal university suppose charge school fees.”

But BBC don find out say even though dem no dey collect tuition fee, e get plenti oda money wey dem dey charge students for federal universities.

E get oda kain fees wey dem dey charge students and different federal universities dey charge different amount.

Main gate Abdullahi Bayero Univeristy Kano

For Abdullahi Bayero University, Kano, northern Nigeria, new students dey pay about 34,000 naira (US$94) as ‘general registration charge,’ den pay about 12,000 naira (US$33) as acceptance fee plus accommodation.

Di minister bin say students fit pay oda kain fees o, but make e be amount wey dem go fit pay.


University of Lagos sef dem no dey pay school fees, but all di small small money wey new students dey pay reach 68,500 naira (US$189). Some sef dey pay pass dat one depending on di department.

Just to show say dem accept di admission, freshers for Unilag dey pay 20,000 naira ($55), den some department collect 15,000 naira ($41) as department fee. Some oda ones collect pass dat amount sef.

So, even though dem no call am tuition fee, di moni wey parents gatz to pay for dia pikin to go university no be hia.

Oga Anwuka bin say allegations dey say some schools dey charge students per course unit, wey im say dey illegal and must stop.


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