Parents kick as Federal Government hikes unity schools’ fees
Written by Morenike Adebayo on August 8, 2016
The National Parents and Teachers Association of the Federal Government Colleges has protested against the increase in the school fees of unity schools by the Federal Government, describing it as commercialization of education. The organization warned that the new fees, if not reversed, would force parents to withdraw their children from the unity colleges.
The association in a communiqué read to journalists by its National President, Dr. Gabriel Nnaji, at the end of its National Executive Council meeting, said the increment from twenty-thousand naira to seventy-five thousand naira on the first of June, 2016, is untimely and insensitive by the government. It therefore appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari and the members of the National Assembly to compel the Federal Ministry of Education to revert to the old fee regime, saying the education of Nigerian children is a right and not a privilege.