June 17, 2024

Kaduna state govt slashes tuition fees for higher education students

In a bid to make education accessible for all citizens of Kaduna state, Governor Uba Sani has spearheaded the downward review of exorbitant tuition fees charged by higher education institutions (university, polytechnic and colleges of education) in the state.

The governor disclosed the approval of the reduction in fees charged by tertiary institutions on Monday, 21st August, 2023.

According to him, the review was to cushion the effects of the increasing cost of living necessitated by the fuel subsidy’s removal, adding that it would encourage more student enrollments.

“The welfare of the people is our topmost priority,” the governor stated.

He added, “Our administration shall continue to take all measures necessary to ensure access to free and qualitative education for every child in Kaduna State from primary to secondary school; expand access to higher education; enhance teachers’ welfare & teaching standards; improve school infrastructure; build ICT competence in our students from the basic education level; and intensify investments in technical & vocational education.”

Kaduna State University tuition fees were slashed by 30 percent; Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic by 50 percent; and the two colleges of education (College of Education, Gidan Waya and Shehu Idris College of Health Sciences & Technology, Makarfi) were reduced by 50 percent and 30 percent, respectively.

The breakdown is as follows:
• Kaduna State University
– Current Fee: N150,000
– Reduction(%): 30
– New Fee:  N105,000

• Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic
-Current Fee: N100,000
-Reduction Reduction(%): 50
-New Fee: N50,000

• College of Education, Gidan Waya
– Current Fee: N75,000
– Reduction(%): 50
– New Fee: N37,500

• Shehu Idris College Of Health Sciences and Technology, Makarfi

HND Courses
– Current Fee: N100,000
– Reduction(%): 30
-New Fee: N70,000

ND Courses
– Current Fee: N75,000
– Reduction(%): 30
– New Fee: N52,000

• Kaduna State College of Nursing
– Current Fee: N100,000
– Reduction(%): 30
– New Fee: N70,000

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