The House of Representatives has called for the Suspension of the Implementation of Increase in Tuition Fees of Universities.
This was sequel to a motion sponsored during plenary by Hon. Aliyu Madaki, member representing Bosso federal constituency, Kano State.
Raising the motion, Hon. Madaki expressed concern that the hike in fees by the universities is happening against the worsening poverty level in the country, inflation and high rate of unemployment and the recent fuel price hike.
He said the increase could cause disruptions for a number of students who cannot not afford the fees and, while many of them would be forced to defer their studies, others could drop out.
Following an adoption of the motion, the House therefore urged the National Universities Commission to immediately halt implementation of the increase of
fees by Federal Universities and mandated the Committee on Tertiary Education and Services (when constituted) to investigate the increase of fees by Federal Universities across the country with a view to finding lasting solutions to the challenges in the tertiary education sector