The Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology, Minna, Prof. Musbau Adewumi Akanji, FNSBMB, FAS, has appealed to parents, guardians, students and other stakeholders to ignore the recent publication in some national newspapers where the Chairman of the University of
Ibadan Chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Dr. Deji Omole alleged hike in tuition fees by 38 Federal Universities, including the Federal University of Technology, Minna.
Prof. AKanji made the appeal yesterday at a meeting held in Council Chamber, Main Campus where he condemned the allegation, which he described as untrue, baseless and capable of causing panic and confusion.
According to him, the University does not collect tuition fees from its Nigerian students, but only charges minimal fees for other services, adding that for the past two years, the fees have not been reviewed.
The VC disclosed that the review of fees and other charges are the responsibility of the University Senate and there has not been any meeting of such in recent times where fee increment was discussed.
“The University is currently in the middle of second semester of the 2016/2017 academic session and normally such reviews are done at the beginning of a new academic session,” he reiterated.