The National University Commission has said that it has relayed information to all federal universities to cease from collecting acceptance fees from applicants who seek admission into any of the federal universities.
The executive secretary of the NUC, Professor Abubakar Rasheed, stated this in an NTA discussion programme, Platform, with the theme, “Administration of Tertiary Education in Nigeria: Challenges and projections”.
On the issue of tuition fees, the NUC tophat said that private universities charge fees because their existence is based on profit motive. He maintained that while some state universities charge minimal fees, federal universities charge no tuition fees at all as they are funded hundred percent by the federal government.
It would be recalled that over the years candidates who passed their JAMB examination were made to write a post JAMB entrance test by the universities before being admitted. Apart from the extra financial burden this created for these prospective students, those who failed the post JAMB risked being denied admission, even when they passed the JAMB examination.