When university students are yearning for reduction in school fees, Oby Ezekwesili, has come out to state that the fees are too low.
The former minister of education, even went on to say that the ‘low university fees in Nigeria’ has compromised the quality of education in the country.
We would have called this fake news, wondering how a so called advocate for social equality, would make such anti-masses statement. But we confirmed the news.
Speaking on Thursday, 23rd May 2019, at the launch of Edfin, Nigeria’s first educational microfinance bank, Oby Ezekwesili advised that the federal government find a solution that does not compromise the quality of education. She said;
“There is a matter of how do you share the cost of getting a tertiary education. Unfortunately, our society did not come to the understanding that even education financing does not have to be a problem,” she said.
“You must have a solution that the pricing of education does not get taken down to the level where it cannot sustain quality. That is what’s going on now.
“We are taking down tertiary education to a level where a person is comfortable to pay almost N500,000 for the children in a top secondary school but once the children go into the university, their parents are ready to join them to protest about the pricing of university education. In the process of doing that, you are compromising quality and relevance.”
This is so sad coming from her.