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The students of the University of Abuja (UNIABUJA) have called out the management of the school for increasing their tuition fees.

The students, who described the decision of the management as reckless and insensitive to the plight of the students, regretted that the same management has finally implemented what it earlier described as rumour.

At the inception of last year, the students claimed that there was a publication notifying them about 100 per cent increase in school fees, but the management and the leadership of the Students Union Government (SUG) debunked the news and called it a rumour.

But now, some students that spoke with The Guardian, disclosed that the official school fees has been uploaded on the school’s portal, and it was discovered Computer Science students, for instance, who use to pay N28,800 before, will now pay N38,800.

A student, who gave his name as Michael, said, “The school management made us believe that they will not increase our school fee as they were planning to embark on a lot of projects. They said they would increase the fee for new and not returning students. But today, it is totally a different story.”

Another student from the department of Computer Science, who identified himself as Abdulah, said: “I remember when the rumour started on campus last session, the SUG quickly refuted it and called it fake, urging students to disregard it. But now the narrative has changed. And an alleged fake rumour has turned to truth.”

For another student, who gave his name as Fola, “This shows that both the school management and the SUG have zero regard for the students and their welfare.

“It was expertly put out because they know that most students will pay to enable them to be eligible for hostel booking.”

Another student identified as Edwin, on his part lamented, “I know some students that cater for themselves and pay their school fees themselves. I also know a friend of mine that have not paid tuition fee for last session. Government should intervene on this matter.”


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