FUTO Students Protest Over Exorbitant School Fees

Students of the Federal University Of Technology, Owerri (FUTO) took to the streets to protest over exorbitant school fees levied on them by the school management.

Below is the fees schedule for 2015/2016 academic session and 2016/2017 academic session:

FUTO School fees schedule for 2015/2016 Academic Session...FUTO Year one (100L) School fees
Geology = (School fees) N50,800 + N40,000 (Acceptance Fees)
Total= N90,800
Other Departments = (School fees) N48,300+ N40,000 (Acceptance fees)
Total= N88,300

FUTO Year two & three (200l-300l) School fees
Geology = #35,800
Other Departments = #33,300

FUTO Year IV & V(400l-500l) School fees
Geology = #30,800
Other Departments = #28,300

FUTO School fees schedule for 2016/2017 Academic Session...

We got information that Fresh (100 Level) Students still pay an additional acceptance fee of NGN 42,500 making a total of NGN 124,000.

Students still have to pay huge amounts for accommodation and course registration. A student claimed that fresh students pay more than NGN 20,000 for various course registration apart from school fees and acceptance fees.
There was heavy police presence on campus to ensure that the students do not vandalize the school property or create any havoc during the protest.

Students decided to go on a protest when the school management gave them an ultimatum to pay up today or pay a fine of additional NGN 10,000.


  1. Why now? At this time of recession. The amount is too much. Fg should listen to their plea.

  2. extorting people in this hard economic recession..so the poor and the average who seek knowledge would pay high for it or not even go to school at all! nigeria nawa oh

  3. Nawa oo, the school should remember their is recession out there oo.

  4. Too bad ooo haba things are harder down here compare to northern part oo

  5. These are hard the school authority should old listen to them

  6. The school fees is too high jare.

  7. the cost of education is exorbitant yet the system is poor.

  8. Times are hard,yet they want student to pay so much .use d looted funds and subsidies.

  9. For God sake why are we suffering ourself just to enrich our pocket in the name of education, Look at the amount of money levy on acceptace, and they have to pay same day failure which will attract additional fees. The concern parent, are they havesting money at their backyard?

  10. Exorbitant fees yet dwindling quality of education.

  11. Han han! Its 2 much na..

  12. It's part of the change promised

  13. Those in charge of running our academic institutions benefitted from free education; see what they are bequeathing on future generation

  14. Dey should jst do it peacefully, if not its dem dat will pay 4d damages again

  15. In this recession again, the school really needs to calm down and do something about this. that increment is just too much.

  16. Something should be done to slash down the price please....

  17. Increasement of school fees and additional fine in this recession, that's too bad.


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