Kaduna State University Sends Home Undergraduate Students Protesting Sharp Hike in Fees

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Governor Nasir el-Rufai

AUTHORITIES of the Kaduna State University (KASU) on Tuesday suspended academic activities for its undergraduate students indefinitely following persistent protests by undergraduate students against sharp increase in their fees.

Kaduna State governor, Nasir el-Rufai, had recently approved over 300 per cent increase in fees leading to a sharp rise from between N24,000 and N36,000 to between N100,000 and N400,000 respectively.

In a statement on Tuesday by KASU’s Registrar, Mr Samuel Manshop, who did not give any reason for suspending academic activities for undergraduate courses, however, said academic activities would continue for postgraduate programmes, college of medicine, pharmaceutical sciences and part-time programmes.

“The management of KASU wishes to notify staff, students and the public that academic activities for undergraduate students have been suspended indefinitely.

“Postgraduate programmes, college of medicine, faculty of pharmaceutical sciences and part-time programmes are to continue with their activities.

“Staff are also expected to report to work as usual, while management will communicate further developments,” the statement reads.

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