NEWSDAILYNIGERIA- The Students of Kaduna State University,(KASU) have protested the arbitrary increase in the tuition fees of Students of the institution in the state, with a call on Governor Nasir El- Rufai to direct for the immediate reversal of the action.
The students under their various associations said that the peaceful peace became necessary after concerted efforts by the students in meeting with stakeholders and government officials proved abortive.
Speaking on behalf of the students, the acting SUG President of Comrade Abubakar Buhari, a Chemistry Department student, said the protest is embarked upon today ” against the increment of school fees,
” because five weeks ago we received the news of school fees increment but the school didn’t not give us any formal letter, we only saw it on our school portal while we were doing our registration and generating our fees form”
According to him, upon seeing the increment on their portal, efforts were made at consulting the school management ” and they told us that there’s a proposal for an increment but that the proposal has not been implemented and they advised us to take the proper channel and get to the government ,through lobbying the different stakeholders in the state
Speaking further he said ” we have done that since the past weeks, we have been consulting with different stakeholders in the state uptil this time that we came out for the protest” he added
He further said their demand is simply the reversal of the increment ” as we protest today, we hope that the fees will be reversed to the normal fees we used to pay, the reason is that what we used to pay is #24,000 – #26,000 thousand for indigenes and Non indigenes pay N34,000- #36,000 maximum,
The students vowed to continue their peaceful protest until the government sees reason in withdrawing the proposed increase and return to status quo
He noted that, even with the initial fees some students find it difficult to pay leading to delay in payment of tuition fees by the students and most of them differing their studies and even dropping out of school among other things; how much more now that they expected to pay far much more.