In a bid to fulfill his campaign promises and address public concerns, Governor Uba Sani of Kaduna State has announced a significant reduction in the fees of state-owned tertiary institutions. The new fee structure was unveiled by Muhammad Lawal Shehu, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, in a statement released recently.
Under the revised fee structure, Kaduna State University will witness a 30% reduction in fees, lowering the current fee of N150,000 to N105,000. Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic will experience an even more substantial reduction, with fees dropping by 50% from N100,000 to N50,000. Similarly, fees at the College of Education, Gidan Waya will be slashed by 50% from N75,000 to N37,500.
In addition to these reductions, Shehu disclosed that the Shehu Idris College of Health Sciences & Technology, Makarfi, will see a 30% reduction in HND courses, resulting in a new fee of N70,000 instead of N100,000. For ND courses, the reduction will also be 30%, with the new fee being N52,000 instead of N75,000. The Kaduna State College of Nursing will undergo a similar 30% reduction, reducing the current fee of N100,000 to N70,000.
Governor Uba Sani emphasized that the move to lower fees was a direct response to public concerns and aligned with his administration’s commitment to provide palliatives in the wake of rising living costs, particularly after the removal of petroleum subsidies in Nigeria. He affirmed his administration’s dedication to ensuring access to free and high-quality education at all levels. The Governor stated that the welfare of the people remains the top priority and promised to continue investing in education, improving teaching standards, enhancing infrastructure, and fostering ICT competency among students.