Kaduna Student Protest over Increase in School Fees
The students of Kaduna state staged a peaceful protest within the premises of their campus on Thursday, described the action of the State Government under Governor Nasir El-Rufai as a deliberate attempt to make education inaccessible to the masses.
The student who alleged that the increase in the tuition fees in addition to N80,000 hostel charges and sacking of their parents who would have raised the fees is a deliberate attempt to deny children of the less privileged quality education.
The students warned that if the state government remain adamant about this development, 75 per cent of the student may be forced to discontinue their studies as most of them are battling to pay the old rate which was between N24,000 and N35,000.
According to the students, the new fees schedule in the student’s portal showed that returning students would pay a flat rate of N100,000 irrespective of their course while the new students, indigenes would pay N150,000 for art and humanities and N171,000 for sciences while non-indigenes would pay N221,000 minimum.