August 21, (THEWILL) – Kaduna State governor, Uba Sani, has announced the downward review of current fees in state-owned tertiary institutions.
The Governor made the announcement on Monday, during a media parley with pressmen at the Government House.
A statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Muhammad Lawal Shehu, said the review was part of his commitment to keeping his campaign promises to the people of Kaduna.
The Governor also said the review aligns with his commitment to offering palliatives to cushion the effect of subsidy removal on petrol.
According to the statement, “Under the new fees regime, the fees have been reviewed as follows;
a) Kaduna State University – Current Fee: N150,000 – Reduction (%): 30% – New Fee: N105,000
b) Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic – Current Fee: N100,000 – Reduction (%): 50% – New Fee: N50,000
c) College of Education, Gidan Waya – Current Fee: N75,000 – Reduction (%): 50% – New Fee: N37,500
d) Shehu Idris College of Health Sciences & Technology, Makarfi:
HND Courses – Current Fee: N100,000 – Reduction (%): 30% -New Fee: N70.000;
ND Courses – Current Fee: N75,000 – Reduction (%): 30% – New Fee: N52,000
e) Kaduna State College of Nursing – Current Fee: N100,000 – Reduction (%): 30% – New Fee: N70,000
“During the electioneering campaigns and on the assumption of office on May 29, 2023, we made a solemn commitment to the citizens of Kaduna State to run a people-centred inclusive administration that shall leave no one or any part of Kaduna State behind.
“In response to the public outcry over the current fees being charged by tertiary institutions in Kaduna State and its effect on school enrolment and retention, I directed Heads of Tertiary Institutions in conjunction with the Ministry of Education to obtain relevant information on the extant fees regime in state-owned institutions.
“This downward review of the extant fees regime aligns with KDSG’s commitment to offering palliatives to cushion the effect of the general rising cost of living in the polity, especially in the wake of recent petroleum subsidy removal in Nigeria.
“The welfare of the people remains this administration’s topmost priority administration and the Kaduna State Government shall continue to take all measures necessary to ensure access to free and qualitative education for every child in Kaduna State from primary to secondary school; expand access to higher education; enhance Teachers’ Welfare & Teaching Standards: improve School Infrastructure; build ICT competence in our students from basic education level; and intensify investments.”
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