Babcock Increases School Fees. Students Protest Via Media Not In School.

By on April 22, 2013

Nigerian private institution Babcock University has officially released school fees for next session.  The new bills have been described as exorbitant and just too much by the students and general masses.

Despite the uproar it has raised, the students are not protesting in school or complaining to their school administration as at the time of publishing this post but they are protesting via the media.  Some of the students have confirmed that they are scared to protest in their school for fear of getting suspended.

Babcock is a Christian University and claims to be a non-profit organization, so students don’t understand why they have to pay such huge amounts to school there.

Looking at this exorbitant school fees from the perspective of an average Nigerian, you pay N3million a session to become a doctor and when you eventually get a job, you make less than N200 thousand a month. Its quite ridiculous but its more like these students have jobs already waiting for them.

Although personally i am not in support of this increment but i really believe since its a private institution, they make their own decisions and the students either take it or leave it after all they have other options too. They can move to a federal school, state school or better still a less expensive private schools.

See some of the new fees below:

  • Accounting- N1.5million
  • Nursing- N1million
  • Law- N2million
  • Medicine- N3million
  • Others- N860,000

Considering the fact that this is a private institution, is there possibly anything the federal government can do to bring this fees down?  Last year, Babcock University ranked 17th in Nigeria with University of Ibadan at number one, University Of Benin ranked second while University Of Lagos and University Of Ilorin ranked 3rd and 4th respectively.

Despite the poor ranking of the institution, it happens to be one of the most expensive in the country. What do you think about this? share your thoughts and opinions below. Can you send your child to the most expensive institution with such low rank?


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