Barely two weeks after the Greenfield University Attack in Kaduna State reports emerged the Kaduna State University (KASU) increased school fees for indigenes and non-indigenes respectively.
According to reports by popular online news platforms, the Kaduna State University increased its tuition fees from N26,000 to N150,000 for students in the Faculty of Arts, Management, and Social Sciences, while the Faculty of Medicine to N300,000 as against N24,000 while non-indigenes will pay N500,000.
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KASU Management Reacts
Reacting, the Kaduna State UniversityPublic Relations Officer, Adamu Nuhu Bargo, said the report is false.
Bargo, however, disclosed that the tuition fees would be reviewed upwards but the figures reported are false.
He stated this in a statement he signed and published on KASU’s website.
Bargo disclosed that the new fees were yet to be made public.
The statement reads: “The Management of Kaduna State University wishes to inform students, parents, and the general public to disregard the news in the social media and other outlets regarding the review of tuition fees.
“Management has met with students of the University on Thursday, 22nd April 2021 and enlightened them in order to allay their fears.
“Furthermore, Management wishes to state that though tuition fees would be reviewed upward with specific fees on each course but yet to be announced.
“The figures being spread in the social media are false.
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“The public will be informed on any new developments within the shortest possible time.”
Kaduna State University Tops Twitter Trend
Meanwhile, some Kaduna State University students already took to Twitter to condemn the hike despite the Nigerian economy and most households still reeling from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
The students have rejected the increase.
Abdulrazak Shuaibu, a medical student, who spoke on behalf of the students, said the tuition fees were increased from N26,000 to N150,000 for students in the Faculty of Arts, Management, and Social Sciences.
Shuaibu, who is a former President of Kaduna State Students Union, added that students in the Faculty of Medicine from the state will now pay N300,000 as against N24,000 while non-indigenes will pay N500,000.
Others via Twitter said;
El Rufai is an outright failure in governance. The Insecurity in Kaduna has peaked in the few days, no statement from him, and his wife is busy correcting people’s grammar on TL. That aside, he increased Kaduna State University Tuition Fees from 26k to 500k. Totally unacceptable!
— Premier (@SodiqTade) April 26, 2021
Whatever the students union and the school management are doing we pray to hear positive news ?
Studying in Kaduna state university will be for the rich only if the increment is not reviewed
May God help us ?
— Kasu_campus (@Kasu_campus) April 26, 2021
N26,000 to N500,000 is a very high astronomical shoot na. Haba
What happened to a gradual and steady tuition increment over time?
What academic measures are already on ground to justify this aggressive increment?
Is there good security in the Kaduna State University environ?
— FS Yusuf (@FS_Yusuf_) April 26, 2021
Even Kaduna state university that’s not in the top 50 universities list in Nigeria has turned to Oxford for non-indigenes ???
— ?????? (@MekaWrights) April 26, 2021