The Zonal Coordinator of the Academic Staff Union of Universities , Ibadan Zone , Dr Ade Adejumo , on Tuesday alleged that the Federal Government was making attempt to make students of federal universities pay a minimum of N350 ,000 for tuition fee .
Adejumo said this while addressing members of the Correspondents Chapel , Ibadan. He said it was vital for ASUU to let the public know that there could be labour crisis in the federal universities in the country , adding that the proposal led to the breakdown of the 2017 /2018 renegotiation of the 2009 FGN /ASUU agreement .
He said , “ The union is again constrained to draw the attention of Nigerian public to an impending labour crisis in the Nigerian universities as a result of the insensitivity of the Nigerian government to issues critical to the survival of the educational system in Nigeria .
“ It is no longer news that the renegotiation , which the Minister of Education , Mallam Adamu Adamu , promised was going to last for only six weeks , has broken down . “ The reason for this very unfortunate development will appal most Nigerians . First , the leader of the government team , who was supposed to be an arbiter between the parties, assumed an arrogant attitude that sought to foist a predetermined mindset of government on the union .
“ The union was confronted with a situation where the government is bent on imposing tuition fees , beginning from N350, 000, on students in the Nigerian public - owned tertiary institutions . On the question as to how the students will raise such money , the answer that government has is that it will establish an Education Bank , where students will access credit facilities and payback on completion of their studies . ”