Removal of subsidies: Kaduna government evaluates tuition

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The Kaduna state administration has examined the indigenes’ tuition costs at the state’s higher education institutions.

Governor Uba Sani said, “The current fees regime in the State-owned tertiary institutions is burdensome and has resulted in a significant decline in student enrolments,” when speaking to reporters in Kaduna on Monday about “Review of current fees regime in Kaduna State tertiary institutions.”

Many students have moved to alternate institutions or given up their pursuit of postsecondary education as a result of the current prices.

He emphasized that in order to buck the trend, postsecondary institutions have to embrace a competitive tuition strategy.

He continued by saying that as a compassionate, accommodating, and responsible government, he had accepted the suggestions and had, as a result, revised the fees downward as follows:

Kaduna State University’s current cost of N150,000 would be reduced by 30% to become N105,000, and Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic’s current charge of N100,000 will be reduced by 50% to become N50,000.

Others are Shehu Idris College of Health Sciences & Technology, Makarfi, HND Courses, current fee: N100,000, with a decrease of 30%, making the new fee: N70,000, and College of Education, Gidan Waya, current fee: N75,000 with a reduction of 50%, having the new fee: N37,500. For ND courses, the current charge of N75,000 has been reduced by 30%; the new fee is now N52,000; and for Kaduna State College of Nursing, the current fee of N100,000 has been reduced by 30%; the new fee is now N70,000.

According to Governor Sani, the State government’s commitment to providing palliatives to mitigate the impact of the overall growing expense of living was linked with the downward revision of the current pricing regime.

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