Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, says Nigeria cannot afford to introduce tuition fees in the Nigerian university system now.
The union’s President, Emmanuel Osodeke disclosed this at the National Summit on Tertiary Education Reform 2022, organized by the office of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, in Abuja.
Osodeke noted that considering the level of poverty and corruption in Nigeria, it would be unfair for the government to put more burdens on parents.
Also speaking at the panel discussion, the Minister of Works and Housing, Raji Fashola, said that tertiary education was a concurrent activity.
The minister also advised universities to diversify their funding channel. He said that the question of ownership of universities should be resolved.
Similarly, the President of the University of Lagos Alumni Association, John Momoh, said that universities need to indulge their alumni associations for funds.