Twitter users have taken on the street of Twitter to express outrage as Kaduna State University allegedly increases it’s school fees for non-indegenes from N26,000 to N500,000.
However, in a statement released by the University titled, ‘UPWARD REVIEW OF TUITION FEES IN KADUNA STATE UNIVERSITY (KASU)’, there was no specific amount mentioned, the management of the school only stated that the present reality and efforts to improve the standard of learning as well as increase development in the University, demanded for the upward review of the current tuition fees.
And that “The upward review of the tuition fees is at the consultation stage with stake holders.”
The management of the school further explained that the sum of N400 million is being spent monthly and N4.8 billion annually by the State Government on the payment of salary for staff of Kaduna State University as well as monthly Overhead Grant of N25 million. While the University generates only a sum of N 765,855,671.00 as Internally-Generated Revenue(IGR) annually.
The University also noted that the upward review of the tuition fees is a difficult decision based on the reality of the present time. However it hopes to improve the quality of teaching and research activities as well as create a more conducive atmosphere of learning for staff and students.
Although, the school stated that the State Government has set aside the sum of N2 billion for loans at the Kaduna State Scholarship & Loans Board but it would only be given access to interested and qualified students.
However, social media users have speculated the increment of the tuition fees from N26,000 to N500,000 and have hereby taken to Twitter to react.
Here are some of the reactions: