FG Plans On Regulating Fees Charged By Higher Institutions

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The Minister of Education, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau has disclosed that the Federal Government will ensure that public tertiary institutions in the country comply with regulatory guidelines on charges of fees.

During a meeting with executive secretaries and major stakeholders in public tertiary institutions on Tuesday in Abuja, Shekarau said FG will not interfere with operations of governing councils of such institutions but will play its oversight role.

“The essence of the meeting is to look at the various charges of fees in public tertiary institutions and regulate them.

“Our role in the ministry is to oversee the institutions and make sure they operate according to guidelines to protect the interest of beneficiaries who are our students.

“The government has the moral responsibility to make sure all public higher institutions operate within the guidelines even though they have their internal peculiarities,’’ he said.

Shekarau said that the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) of the institutions would be looked into in their deliberations.

National Universities Commission (NUC), National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE), among others, were represented at the meeting.



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