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It’s too early for universities to hike tuition fees, don says



Prof AbdulRazzaq Alaro


Prof AbdulRazzaq Alaro, the Proprietor of As-Sunnah Schools in Ilorin, has submitted that it was too early for some institutions to start hiking their fees.

Alaro made the submission while speaking with newsmen on the sidelines of Graduation and Formal Opening of As-Sunnah College building in Ilorin.

He said some institutions were putting the cart before the horse in view of the fact that a relevant bill was just being signed into law.

“When will it take effect, when are we going to see practically the impact on the society? These are things to think about.

“I think it is too early for institutions to start increasing their fees, if that is coming as a result of the bill that has been passed into law.

“I would have advised that we exercise a little patience so that people will start feeling the impact and it will make it easy for them to assimilate and accommodate the development,” Alaro said.

He observed that the tuition fee hike might be inevitable because it was not only the costs of foods and petrol that had increased.

“It is a reality, we have to do it in a way that it has human face, and will make it easy for people to welcome and accommodate,” Alaro, who is a Professor of Islamic Law at the University of Ilorin, said.

Similarly the Shariah Law expert admonished Nigerians to adhere to the rules and regulations binding on them as citizens of the country.

”We have a duty to follow them and do whatever is expected of us, whether we are being watched or not.

“At the same time, we appeal to our leaders, they should also realise that they have our trust and must discharge their duties to the best of their abilities.


“We are going to be accountable for our deeds. Gid will ask them if they discharged the trust bestowed on them. Just like we are going to be accountable for our performance,” he said.


We Must Deliver Quality Education, Jobs For Nigerians– Tinubu



Bola Tinubu


President Bola Tinubu, on Thursday, said that democracy must be progressive and inclusive with a primary focus on tackling poverty through the provision of job opportunities for youths and quality education for all Nigerian children.

Tinubu expressed support for the establishment of the National Institute of Progressive Studies while receiving members of the National Working Committee, NWC, of the All Progressives Congress, APC, on Thursday, in Lagos.

The President noted that the Institute is expected to carry out diligent research and educate all party members on the principles of democracy and good governance while providing a distinct identity for the party.


”Democracy has faced challenges in the past, but I believe in a promising future for our country. We will deliver it.

“I am committed to supporting a strong and ideologically-determined democracy that is progressive, inclusive, and focused on eliminating poverty while providing quality education for our children.

”Collaboration with various government arms is crucial, and I commend the leadership of our party for working hard to promote these essential ideals,” the President stated.

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Chioma Blessing Obidigbo Emerges Top Performing Student In 2022 WASSCE




Chioma Blessing Obidigbo, an 18-year-old girl, has emerged as the top performer in the 2022 West Africa Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE), organised by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC).


The announcement was made at the opening ceremony of the WAEC 61st Annual Meeting of the Nigeria National Committee, held in Lafia, Nasarawa State.

The young girl could not attend the ceremony due to her ongoing university studies in the United Kingdom. However, her parents, Mr and Mrs Matthew Obidigbo, accepted the award on her behalf.

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