The Federal Government has not increased tuition fees in its universities in the country, presidential spokesman Dele Alake said.
He said tuition in those schools remain free.
He described reports about the increase inaccurate.
Referring to the denials by some universities, Alake said the jacked fees are for discretionary charges by each university for hostel accommodation, registration, laboratory and other charges. They are not tuition fees.
“President Bola Ahmed Tinubu remains committed to his promise of ensuring that every Nigerian, regardless of the economic situation of their parents, have access to quality tertiary education.
“In addition to the Students’ Loans Scheme, under the Student Loans Bill signed into law by President Tinubu last month, which will go into implementation ahead of the next academic session in September, the Federal Government will also strengthen other mechanisms to support indigent students.
“Parts of the government’s plans to make sure all diligent students complete their education on time, notwithstanding their parents’ financial situation, include work-study, merit-based scholarships and grants”.