Non-indigenes Of Kaduna State To Pay More In Kaduna State University From N26,000 To N500,000
Non-indigenes of Kaduna State will now pay more in school tuition at the Kaduna State University (KASU).
The Kaduna State University has reviewed its tuition fees from N24,000 and N26,000 to N150,000 and N500,000, for indigenes and non-indigenes respectively.
The steep increment has been widely condemned by students; and across all social media platforms, with the Nigerian economy and most households still reeling from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
The management of KASU has confirmed the upward review of its tuition fees, while adding that consultations are ongoing with stakeholders.
The management made the confirmation in a statement made available to journalists by the university’s Public Relations Officer (PRO), Adamu Bargo.
Bargo explained that the upward review is due to the current realities and efforts to improve the standard of learning and research on campus.
He added that the decision will also enhance the development of the university.
The spokesperson said that available records show that N400 million was being spent monthly and N4.8 billion annually by the Kaduna State government on payment of the university’s staff salaries.
He said that N25 million was also being spent as overhead monthly, while the university generates only N765.9 million annually.