Ex-senator Shehu Sani spoke out against the rising cost of higher education in Nigeria on his verified social media account.
The ‘commercialization’ of higher education was another topic he took aim at, arguing that it was inappropriate for a developing country like Nigeria.
Shehu Sani was worried that this would hurt the country’s youth and the country’s future.
He stressed that kids from lower-income families might have to drop out of school because of the increase in tuition costs.
Appealing to the age that benefited from free education, Sani urged them to ensure the same privilege for the following generation.
To quote him:
Commercializing public university education is a risky experiment for a developing nation’s youth and its future.
The poorest of the poor’s children are on the verge of being forced to drop out of school. Free tuition should be “given” by the same generation that benefited from it.