ASUU, Kaduna Varsity Students Reject Increased Tuition Fees

May 3, 2021 Off By tmaq

ASUU, Kaduna Varsity Students Reject Increased Tuition Fees

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ASUU, Kaduna Varsity Students Reject Increased Tuition Fees

Students of Kaduna State University (KASU) and chapter of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) in the institution have rejected the proposed 500 per cent increase in tuition fees by the government.

They stated that if a monumental school fees increase was allowed to stand, it would force about 75 per cent of the university’s students to drop out of school, causing massive youth unemployment and restiveness.

ASUU Branch Chairman, Dr Peter Adamu, decried that the consequences of the upward review of the school fees would be unquantifiable.

He urged the state government to rescind the decision, stressing that it was not the best time to increase tuition fees due to the present economic instability in the country.

Adamu argued that public education should not be for revenue generation and asked the government to look for other better ways of funding the system without unleashing untold hardship on the students and their parents.

One of the students of the institution, Asmau Usman, lamented that most of them came from poor backgrounds and their parents cannot afford the increased fees.

He added that the scholarship programme of the state government cannot cater to a large number of students, saying only a few of them were beneficiaries.

On his part, the Commissioner of Education in Kaduna, Shehu Muhammad, defended the decision of the government, saying the amount being paid was no longer sustainable considering the enormous challenges of the school.

He urged the state government to rescind the decision, stressing that it was not the best time to increase tuition fees due to the present economic instability in the country.

Adamu argued that public education should not be for revenue generation and asked the government to look for other better ways of funding the system without unleashing untold hardship on the students and their parents.

One of the students of the institution, Asmau Usman, lamented that most of them came from poor backgrounds and their parents cannot afford the increased fees.

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He added that the scholarship programme of the state government cannot cater to a large number of students, saying only a few of them were beneficiaries.

On his part, the Commissioner of Education in Kaduna, Shehu Muhammad, defended the decision of the government, saying the amount being paid was no longer sustainable considering the enormous challenges of the school.