Governor Nasir El Rufai of Kaduna state has canceled all forms of admission charges placed by state owned tertiary institutions for the processing of admission of prospective students.
Samuel Aruwan, the special assistant, media and publicity who disclosed this in a statement said the governor canceled the charges during the state executive meeting.
The commissioner of education, Dr. Shehu Usman Adamu who announced the cabinet's decision said that henceforth admission forms and admission processes will be free in all state owned tertiary institutions.
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He said that under no circumstance must scratch cards be sold to admission-seekers for access to the school portals.
The commissioner further explained that the council is convinced that aspirations of young people for admission into higher institutions should not be treated as a source of revenue.
Meanwhile, Kaduna state deputy governor, Bala Barnabas Bantex, has revealed that N24 billion was recovered by the state government in 423 bank accounts in the state as a result of the government’s decision to begin remitting its earnings into a Treasury Single Account (TSA).