The Academic Staff Union of Universities says about 50 percent of students will drop out of school in the next two to three years if the federal government fails to stop the arbitrary increment in school fees by the universities.
ASUU President Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke said this when he appeared on Channels TV on Sunday night.
He said the government should be attracting more students to school by its education policies instead of increasing fees.
“Today, universities are arbitrarily increasing school fees. Is that correct in an environment today where the minimum wage is N30,000 per month when you have to pay rent, pay heavily for transportation and you are enforcing it on the students?
“If nothing is done about these heavy fees being introduced by schools all over the country, in the next two or three years, more than 40 to 50 per cent of these children who are in school today will drop out,” he said.