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Jubilation as Nigerian governor reduces school fees for university students and others by 50%

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The Kano state governor, Yusuf Abba Kabir has received heavy praise as he reduced school fees for university students and others by 50%.

The governor through Dr. Yusfu Kofar Mata, the state’s Commissioner for Higher Education announced the reduction of school fees in a recent interview.

The commissioner explained that this move aims to provide financial relief to parents during these challenging economic times.

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The decision to reduce school fees comes in response to the recent economic challenges and increased financial burdens faced by families.

Alhaji Abba Kabir Yusuf’s administration, recognising the economic difficulties, took the initiative to ease the financial strain on parents and students caused by the recent hike in registration fees.


Among the institutions benefiting from this fee reduction are Aliko Dangote University of Science and Technology (ADUST), Yusuf Maitama Sule University (YUMSUK), and Aminu Kano College of Islamic and Legal Studies (AKSIL). Additionally, Kano State Polytechnic, Sa’adatu Rimi College of Education, Audu Bako College of Agriculture, and Kano College of Remedial Science (KAS) are also included in this beneficial measure.

Earlier, the governor approved N700 million for the payment of school fees for 7,000 indigenes of the state studying at Bayero University Kano (BUK) and N854 million for the Auren Zaurawa Mass Wedding Initiative.

The governor stated that the N700m for Kano students at BUK was approved during the state executive council meeting on Wednesday due to the country’s economic crisis.

“As part of our efforts to cushion the biting effects of our current economic reality; The Kano State Executive Council under my leadership has today, approved the release of the sum of Seven Hundred Million Naira to settle tuition fees for 7000 students of Bayero University Kano (BUK),” the governor said.

It released funds for the first phase of the Auren Zaurawa Mass Wedding Initiative and the constitution of a special committee to settle outstanding pension arrears for retirees from the Kano State Civil Service.

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The state government also approved the rehabilitation of pedestrian bridges at Bayero University Kano Old Campus, Aminu Kano College of Legal and Islamic Studies, and the Sa’adatu Rimi University of Education.

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