The Federal Government has announced an increase in the school fees of Unity Colleges, News About Nigeria reports.
This new directive was revealed by the Federal Ministry of Education, addressing all principals of the Federal Government Colleges.
It was announced via a memo with reference number ADF/120/DSSE/I.
It was issued by the Office of the Director of Senior Secondary Education Department of the Federal Ministry of Education on May 25, 2023.
The circular was signed by Hajia Binta Abdulkadir, the Director of Senior Secondary Education. Previously, the students were paying N45,000 per term, now, they will be paying N100,000 per term.
The impact of this fee increment will extend to various aspects and activities within the school.
The N100,000 covers tuition and boarding fees, uniforms, textbooks, deposits, exercise books, prospectus, caution fee, ID cards, stationery, clubs and societies, sports, extra lessons, insurance, and more.
6 Students Score 01 As NECO Releases Common Entrance Result
Recall that the National Examinations Council (NECO) revealed that six students obtained the lowest score of 01 in the 2023 National Common Entrance Examinations (NCEE).
The Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Education, Andrew Adejo, said a total of 72,865 pupils registered for the exams, indicating a slight increase compared to the 71,738 registrations recorded in 2022.
The state with the highest number of registrants was Lagos, with 18,644 pupils, while Taraba had the lowest with only 102 students.
In terms of gender distribution, there were 38,801 female registrants and 34,064 male registrants, demonstrating progress in bridging the gender parity gap.
Out of the total number of registered pupils, 69,829 students sat for the examination, while 3,036 were absent.
The highest score achieved by any pupil was 203, with a remarkable 76 students attaining this result.
However, the most striking aspect was the six pupils who obtained the lowest possible score of 01.