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Tuition Fee : Expect Increase In Illiterate Level – COEASU Warns FG

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The Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union COEASU has urged the Federal Government not to increase the tuition fee of the higher institutions.

COEASU, who spoke through its Vice President Comrade Olusegun Lana indicated that increase in tuition fee will increase the illiterate level of the populace stating that uneducated people can do anything because they cannot think correctly and logically.

Comrade Lana said on Rave FM Osogbo that education is a social service it ought not to be expensive stating that if possible, the tuition fees of higher institutions should be decrease.

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He advised the Federal Government to use part of the subsidy removed from Petroleum product to funding education.

“School fees ought not to be increase because education is suppose to be social service, you know, the educated populace is easier to lead, the educated populace is easier to mobilize for development, it is the educated populace that where you can control crime and promote productivity.

“When people are not educated they are in darkness, and people that are ignorance and in darkness can do anything because they cannot think correctly and logically.

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“So government should start looking at education from that point of view and when you look at education from that point view you will want to ensure that there no barrier in the access of our children of the populace to education.

“And one of the ways to ensure equitable access is to ensure that it is not expensive of course nothing comes free.

“The subsidy removed from Petroleum product, part of it should be pump into funding education such that even if possible fees that our student pays presently should even go down as a preferable subsidy for the Nigeria people

“And of course overtime we are going to reap the dividends through productive citizenry, enlighten populace which will be easier to lead.

“Nigeria has capacity to fund education it is the political will that is lacking.”

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