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El-Rufai bans Kaduna varsity students from protesting school fees hike



Kaduna state government has banned Kaduna State University (KASU) students from protesting against the institution’s school fees hike and also demanded their parents sign expulsion undertakings.

Parents of fresh and returning students of the 2020/2021 academic session were asked to sign an undertaking that will not allow the students to protest against the recent hike in tuition.

In a statement announcing the resumption of the academic session, signed by the university registrar, Samuel Manshop, parents or guardians are expected to sign a letter of undertaking, seen by the Peoples Gazette.

The undertaking asked parents to pledge that their wards; “should be expelled without warning if he/she engages in any demonstration/protest against the increment in tuition fees or any contrary activities of the university’s rules and regulation.”

Prior to the commencement of the academic session on Tuesday, Nasir El-Rufai led Government insisted that it would not reverse the 500 per cent increase in tuition.

But on May 26, the students staged a peaceful protest at the university campus, insisting many parents could not afford the new school fees.

Indigenes are expected to pay N150,000 for art and humanities and N171,000 for sciences, while non-indigenes will pay N221,000. Indigenes studying any course in the social sciences will pay N170,000 and non-indigenes N200,000. Meanwhile, indigenes admitted to study medicine will pay N300,000 and about N500,000 for non-indigenes.

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