Promise Eze reports,
The Kaduna state government has hiked the tuition fee of the Kaduna State University(KASU).
PEN PRESS gathered that from N24, 000 and N26, 000, the tuition fee was increased to to as high as N150, 000 and for some, N500, 000.
In June, the state government declared that the increase in the tuition of the university would not be reversed.
This was made known by the state Deputy Governor, Hadiza Balarabe, at a meeting of the representatives of the students with senior government officials at the Government House in Kaduna at the time.
According to a Government House statement issued after the meeting, Balarabe said the increase, though painful was necessary.
“It is the only way that the institution can stay afloat.
“We understand the pain; we are also pained but sometimes, some decisions are taken for the betterment of the generality of the people,” he said.
She explained that the hike is to enable the university to be a top-ranking university, and “we want you to be proud that you went to one of the best schools.
“We want Kaduna State students to hold their heads high wherever they might be and be proud to represent the state.’’
Balarabe stated further that the state government was spending about N5 billion on the university as the N26,000 being paid by students was not enough to pay lecturers for three months.
In May earlier this year, Students of the Kaduna State University (KASU) protested the hike in school fees by the authorities and called on the state government to intervene.

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