Kaduna State Governor, Senator Uba Sani, on Monday, announced the downward review of current fees payable in state-owned tertiary institutions.
Sani noted that the downward review was in tandem with the current general rise in the cost of living, following the subsidy removal by President Bola Tinubu on May 29, 2023.
The governor made the announcement during a media parley at the Government House, Kaduna, on Monday.
This was, according to the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Mohammed Shehu, in a statement released to newsmen in Kaduna on Monday.
According to the statement, under the new fees regime, the fees have been reviewed as follows:
“Kaduna State University – Current Fee: N150,000 – Reduction (%): 30% – New Fee: N105,000.Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic – Current Fee: N100,000 – Reduction (%): 50% – New Fee: N50,000. College of Education, Gidan Waya – Current Fee: N75,000 – Reduction (%): 50% – New Fee: N37,500.
“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.Kaduna State College of Nursing – Current Fee: N100,000 – Reduction (%): 30% – New Fee: N70,000.%”
It added that the review was part of the governor’s commitment in keeping his campaign promises to the people of Kaduna during the electioneering.
“On assumption of office on May 29, 2023, we made a solemn commitment to the citizens of Kaduna State to run a people – centred, all-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 tertiary institutions,” the governor said.
“This downward review of the extant fees regime aligns with the KDSG’s commitment to offer palliatives to cushion the effect of general rising cost of living in the polity, especially in the wake of recent petrol subsidy removal in Nigeria.”
“The welfare of the people remains this administration’s topmost priority 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.”