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Sunday, 28 April 2013

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SET TO REDUCE OUTRAGEOUS PRIVATE UNIVERSITY FEES

Addressing journalists at the Federal Government College, Suleja, Niger State, after monitoring the UTME examination, Minister of Education, Prof. Ruqayyatu Rufai, addressed the issue ofhigh fees of private universities

Responding to a question on the high fees charged by private universities, she said the legal department was looking into the ministry's right to challenge the fees.

She talk say even though though them get right to make their money wey them put for the school back, government dey consider legal options to control them before them go make parents dey carry gun say them wan train pikin.

The minister also denied knowledge of any White Paper recommending the scrapping of the UTME and the National Examination Council.

She said, "It has become a very controversial issue. I have made a statement before the National Assembly that the Federal Government has a white paper on this. I'm not aware that NECO and JAMB will be scrapped. If we are not aware, what are we going to make an analysis out of? Government has not taken decision on that."

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