In a recent development following the subsidy removal earlier this year, the Nigerian Government has decided to increase the school fees for Federal Government Colleges (FGCs). The previous annual fee of 45,000+ Naira has been raised to 100,000+ Naira.
The basis is that the increase in school fees is necessary to bridge the funding gap and ensure that the Federal Unity Colleges can continue to offer quality education.
Some citizens argue that the increase in fees will help improve the quality of education in these institutions, helping them provide better facilities, resources, and enhanced learning experiences for the students. They believe that investing more in education is important for the development of the country’s future workforce.
Meanwhile, for others, there are concerns expressed regarding its impact on low-income earners who may not have the means to afford more than double of their previous commitment.