The Federal Government has implemented a massive hike in the fees of Unity schools in Nigeria.
The increase in fees which was implemented on June 1 will see parents pay N75,000 per term as opposed to N20,000 they paid during the last session.
Parents have lamented over the increase, condemning the increase at a time of economic hardship for most Nigerians. Inflation in Nigeria has risen consecutively over the last two months as prices of basic commodities have shot up.
The parents said in a statement; “The recent increase is a negation of the policy or principle that established unity colleges which are to make basic and secondary education affordable and accessible to an average Nigerian student.”
They have called on the Federal Government to reverse the fee hike to ease the financial burden on parents.