Kaduna State governor, Uba Sani, has reduced the current high fees in the state tertiary institutions by 30 percent as students will be paying 70 percent of their fees.

In his remarks during a news conference on the “review of current fees regime in Kaduna State tertiary institutions” held at Government House, Kaduna yesterday, Governor Sani said it was in response to the public outcry over the current fees being charged by tertiary institutions in Kaduna and its effect on school enrolment and retention.

He said his administration has prioritised access to education for children and youths of Kaduna State.

Sani said, “You may recall that during the electioneering campaigns and on assumption of office on May 29, 2023, we made a solemn commitment to the citizens of Kaduna State to run a people- centred, all-inclusive administration that shall leave no one or any part of Kaduna State behind.

“I directed heads of tertiary institutions in conjunction with the Ministry of Education to obtain relevant information on the extant fees regime in state owned tertiary institutions.

“That to reverse the trend mentioned, it is imperative that a competitive fees model should be adopted in our tertiary institutions.

“That the competitive fees model responds to current realities and promotes access to quality education,” he said

“As a caring, responsive and responsible government, we have accepted the recommendations and accordingly reviewed the fees downwards as follows:

“Kaduna State University – Current Fee: N150,000 – Reduction 30% – New Fee: N105,000) Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic – Current Fee: N100,000 – Reduction 50% – New Fee: N50,000.

“College of Education, Gidan Waya – Current Fee: N75,000 – Reduction 50% – New Fee: N37,500) Shehu Idris College of Health Sciences and Technology, Makarfi •HND Courses – Current Fee: N100,000 – Reduction 30% -New Fee: N70,000, ND Courses – Current Fee: N75,000 – Reduction 30% – New Fee: N52,000.

“Kaduna State College of Nursing – Current Fee: N100,000 – Reduction (%): 30% – New Fee: N70,000.