- The governor of Kano state has done the unthinkable and taken the people of the state by surprise
- Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf has stopped the increment of school fees in private primary and secondary schools in the state
- In reaction, a former Kaduna senator, Shehu Sani, commended the governor and noted other states should emulate such a development
The former senator of Kaduna Central District, Shehu Sani, has commended the Kano state government headed by Abba Kabir Yusuf over his recent decision.
Sani noted that it is a welcome development and that other state governors should do the same because dollars and petrol issues in the country should not be used as an excuse to bill parents more.
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"The decision of the Kano State Government to stop Private Primary and Secondary schools from increasing tuition fees is a welcome and commendable development. Other states & the FCT should emulate this intervention. Dollar & Petrol shouldn’t be used to overcharge parents."
Nigerians react as Shehu Sani commends Kano Gov
Nigerians took to the comment section on Twitter and reacted to the development.
"That’s fair enough."
"Honestly I sincerely agree with you on this matter, Kano State's decision to curb tuition fee increases is a positive step towards ensuring affordable education."
Proposed increment in UI tuition fee
Legit.ng earlier reported that the University of Ibadan, a federal institution, reportedly joined the list of federal universities that have massively increased tuition fees since the signing of the student loan bill into law by President Bola Tinubu.
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In a tweet by OmoIyawoli on Thursday, August 10, a breakdown of the payment students of the University of Ibadan (UI) would start paying from the academic session showed lab courses-related students would pay N230,500; non-lab students 125,500 while studio and digital students will pay 175,000.
President Tinubu speaks on universities' tuition fee increment
Meanwhile, President Bola Tinubu denied the report that his administration increased the tuition fees of federal universities across the country, saying that the university remains tuition free.
Dele Alake, the spokesperson to the president, in a statement on Wednesday, July 26, said the federal universities only announced “discretionary charges” for registration, laboratory, and hostel accommodation, among others.
The statement, shared by Bayo Onanuga, a member of the presidential inaugural committee, emphasised that “They are not tuition fees.”