cademic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has confirmed that no fewer than 38 universities across the country have increased their tuition fees.
The body said this followed poor funding by the Federal and State governments.
ASUU Chairman, University of Ibadan Chapter, Dr Deji Omole, said this in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja on Monday.
The statement lamented that the current government had made Nigerians poorer.
Omole said that the public education was not taken seriously because most children of the rich and those in high offices did not attend school in Nigeria.
“The latest increment might be attributed to poor funding by the federal and state governments as ASUU poorly rated the President Muhammadu Buhari in the area of funding of university education”, he stated.
ASUU also noted that it would be difficult for any Nigeria university to effectively compete globally with the inadequate allocation of budgetary funding as prescribed by UNESCO to fund education.