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Fuel subsidy: Kaduna govt “cuts” down school fees

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The Kaduna state government has reviewed downwardly the school fees of indigenes in tertiary schools across the state.

Addressing newsmen in Kaduna on Monday on “Review of current fees regime in Kaduna State tertiary institutions”, Governor Uba Sani said, “the extant fees regime in the State-owned tertiary institutions is burdensome and has led to a significant decline in student enrolments.

“The extant fees has made many students to either abandon the pursuit of tertiary education or move to alternative institutions.”

The governor said the reduction became imperative following the current hardship.

He added that as a caring, responsive and responsible government, he had accepted the recommendations from stakeholder and decided to reduce the fees as follows:

Kaduna State University – Current Fee: N150,000 to 30 per cent reduction, with the new fee of N105,000, Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic, current fee: N100,000 with a reduction of 50 per cent, making the new fee N50,000.

Others are College of Education, Gidan Waya, current fee: N75,000 with a reduction of 50 per cent, having the new fee: N37,500, Shehu Idris College of Health Sciences & Technology, Makarfi, HND Courses, current fee: N100,000, with a reduction of 30 per cent, making the new fee: N70,000, ND Courses with current fee: N75,000, now has a reduction of 30 per cent, new fee of N52,000 and Kaduna State College of Nursing has current fee of N100,000, now has a reduction of 30 per cent with the new fee now N70,000.

Governor Sani said his decision was in line with the State government’s commitment to offer palliatives in order to reduce the burden from citizens, especially as prices goods have gone up due to subsidy removal

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