Even when the federal government is aware of financial scenario of the nation, the subsequent factor they will do is to increase school charges.
FUTMINNA Administration has illegally increase the varsity charges from N27,000 to N45,000 for returning student and N61,000 to N71,000 for fresheners.
To be honest, that is heartless move, all of us in the these crimes, economy jeopardy and many other related social vices have always been associated with lack of schooling and job opportunities in addition to truancy.
FUTMINNA illegally hike school fees without a circular from governing council of Federal University of Technology, Minna. The hiking of school fees for all students of the institution for the 2020/2021 academic session is contravene the constitutional aphorism “Education is a right and not a privilege, funding of schooling as stipulated within the Nigerian Constitution is the only duty of government, not parents.”
Following the out crying of the student of Federal University of Technology Minna, (FUTMINNA) this sad news coming when the scenario is tense our economy is in jeopardy, our streets have gotten unsafe because of spurge in thuggery, banditry and kidnappings.
We’re all know that these crimes, economy jeopardy and plenty of different related social vices have at all times been related to lack of schooling and job opportunities in addition to truancy.
No doubt more 90 percent of the indigenous students were sons and daughters of peasant farmers, civil servants and petty traders.
These people struggle on a regular basis against the current economic downturn to pay the fees of their children and the increase of school fees will, no doubt, send hundreds of the students out of school as a result of monumental increase in tuition fees.
Whatever is the motivation for the purported increase in the current fees, we wish to induce for a fast intervention and call on leaders of conscience, civil societies, conventional rulers and each stakeholder to intervene with a view to averting the upcoming crisis which will come up from the scenario.
In the meantime, for a Nation to thrive, a lot attention ought to be given to the educational sector as future leaders are products of a qualitative academic system and schooling is necessary as it’s a panacea for fixing problems such as illiteracy, ignorance, spiritual violence, insecurity and political servitude and it’s the fuel to a greater society.