NANS Threatens Mass Protest Over Hike In Fees By Varsities



The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has threatened to embark on a mass protest over what it called outrageous hike in school fees by the Universities for both new and returning students.

The National Vice President of the Association, Comrade Suleiman Sarki, stated this at a media briefing on Friday in Maiduguri, Borno State.

Comrade Sarki said the hike would particularly have a negative impact on students from the North-East region, who have been severely affected by 13 years of insurgency.

He said NANS had issued a week ultimatum to the management of University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) to rescind its decision or face a massive protest across the country.

Comrade Sarki said that the University of Maiduguri had increased its registration fee by 200 per cent, expressing concern that the outrageous fee could result in a mass dropout of students.

He said, “The recent hike in registration charges by some northeastern universities does not only come to us as a…

Source: Leadership Newspaper