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NUJ Union chairman urges Federal Government to check high fees in varsities

The Chairman of Rivers Council of Nigeria Union
of Journalists (NUJ), Mr Omoni Ayo-Tamuno,
has urged the Federal Government to check high
tuition fees charged by universities in the
Ayo-Tamuno made the call at the Graduation
Ceremony/Launching of Stella Maris College
magazine in Port Harcourt on Friday.
He said that most tertiary universities in the
country were extorting students, especially those
seeking admission to universities.
Ayo-Tamuno said government should also look
into admission rules of universities because
the current existing rules has negative impact
on candidates awaiting their Senior School
Certificate Examination results.
“This call has become imperative in view of the fact
that universities had never made it a condition that
only candidates with exam result should sit for
“important government agencies should direct
universities to allow candidates awaiting results to
enrol into tertiary institutions.
“If this is not done, a lot of prospective candidates
that wrote JAMB will miss their admission while
funds paid would be losses to parents and
guardians,” he said.
Ayo-Tamuno said the union would continue to direct the attention of government at all levels to the challenges faced by students in tertiary
institutions across the country.
Earlier, the Principal of the College, Rev. Fr.
Anthony Baakel, said that the school would
continue to produce students who would
contribute meaningfully to national development

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