Cardinal Okojie defends expensive private Christian Universities tuition
The Archbishop Emeritus of Lagos, Cardinal Anthony Okogie, has elaborated on why tuition fees in private Christian universities are higher than those of public institutions in Nigeria at the second matriculation of St. Augustine University, a catholic University in Ilara, Lagos state.
Okogie stated this, while reacting to claims that fees charged by these faith based varsities were not affordable to average Nigerians.
Speaking at the occasion, he explained that the current economic situation in the country created more challenges for private varsities. According to him, the desire of faith-based universities to provide quality education requires a lot of funds.
“Education is not too costly in faith-based institutions. Tell me what is cheap in the country now? Education is not cheap anywhere in the world,” he said.