President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, Prof Emmanuel Osodeke, has warned that 40 to 50 per cent of students will leave school in the next two to three years if the federal government fails to stop the arbitrary increment in school fees by the universities.

Prof Osodeke gave the warning while speaking on the current situation in the education sector in Nigeria on a television programme.

The union leader, who accused universities of arbitrarily increasing school fees, posited that the government should rather be attracting more students to school by its education policies.

Prof Osodeke also warned that the country would be in trouble when its large youthful population is out of school.