FG increases Unity schools fees from N45,000 to ₦100,000

The Federal Government has increased the tuition fees of new students into Federal Government colleges popularly known as Unity Colleges from N45,000 to ₦100,000.
This was made known in a circular released from the Office of the Director of Senior Secondary Education Department of the Federal Ministry of Education, dated May, 25, 2023, 
This was even as the Parents Forum had in June 2023, appealed to President Bola Tinubu to prevail on the Federal Ministry of Education to shelve the plans to increase the fees paid by students in Federal Government Colleges or Unity schools.and copied to all Principals of Federal Unity Colleges.
However,the new circular titled, “Approved fees/ charges for Federal Unity Colleges (1st Term) for new students“ and signed by the Director of Senior Secondary Education, Hajia Binta Abdulkadir, noted that new students are expected to pay  ₦100,000 instead of the previous N45,000.
According to the circular, "The latest fees/ charge increment will affect virtually all aspects and activities of the school including tuition and boarding fees, uniform, text books, deposit, exercise books, prospectus, caution fee, I.D card, stationery, clubs and societies, sports, extra- lesson, insurance, et al. 
"Please, be informed that the Ministry has approved only the unlisted fees and charges for all unity colleges."
In their petition to Tinubu, the parents had
argued that the increment in fees is “arbitrary, insensitive, ill-timed and inconsistent” with President Tinubu’s promise of welfare programmes to help Nigerian parents cope with the economic challenges posed by fuel subsidy removal in the country.