Collecting tuition in dollars is illegal – NUC warns Nigerian Universities

The National Universities Commission, NUC, said that no tertiary institution in Nigeria is allowed to charge tuition fees in dollars. 

The acting Executive Secretary of NUC, Chris Maiyaki, stated this on Thursday, Feb. 15, at a media parley with education reporters in Abuja. 

He was reacting to a statement by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, inviting proprietors of private universities and other institutions of higher learning in Nigeria who allegedly are charging fees in dollars.

Maiyaki said: “On the dollarisation of tuition fees in this said university, we have investigated it and the university is not charging fees in dollars. They only charge dollars to foreign students. So, I want the media to join hands with us to tell the public that no Nigerian university is allowed to charge fees in dollars.” 

Maiyaki also said that the commission would continue to approve more universities as long as they meet standards and have the capacity for sustainability.