Fees Reduction: you have kept your promises, ADC Chairman tells Gov Sani
By: Femi Mustapha
The Chairman of the African Democratic Congress ADC. Hon. Ahmed Tijjani Mustapha has commended Kaduna State Governor, Senator Uba Sani for his foresight over the downward review of all the State-owned tertiary institutions’ fees.
This was contained in a statement made available to the media in Kaduna on 22nd August 2023
He also described as laudable, the Governor Sani’s determination to provide access to free and qualitative education for every child in Kaduna State from primary to secondary school.
Hon. Mustapha noted with utmost excitement that the approval for a downward review of tuitions by Governor Sani positively responds to the public outcry over the hike in fees being charged by the state tertiary institutions and its effect on school enrolment and retention.
Recalled that Governor Sani, in a press briefing, on Monday, approved the downward review of school fees for all state-owned tertiary institutions by 30 and 50 percent.
The Governor during the briefing announced a reduction in tuition fees in all the state-owned tertiary institutions, including the Kaduna State University, Nuhu Bamali Polytechnic, College of Education Gidan Waya, Shehu Idris College of Health Sciences and Technology, Makarfi respectively
According, to the ADC chairman, Governor Sani’s initiative and policy on education are not only people+ oriented, but friendly and good gestures worthy of emulation by all and sundry across party lines.
The ADC State Chairman also commended the Governor for his foresight and show of capacity, by keeping to his campaign promises with “A promise made and promises kept, ” he urged the Governor to keep up the good work he is doing in touching all the frontiers that will make Kaduna great.
Governor Sani, among other things, had stated that “This downward review of the extant fees regime aligns with our commitment to offering palliatives to cushion the effect of the general rising cost of living in the polity, especially in the wake of recent petroleum subsidy removal in Nigeria.
“The Governor noted that the welfare of the people is our topmost priority.
“Our administration shall continue to take all measures necessary to ensure access to free and qualitative education for every child in Kaduna State from primary to secondary school.
” Expand access to higher
Education; enhance Teachers’ Welfare and Teaching Standards; improve School Infrastructure; build ICT competence in our students from basic education level; and intensify investments in Technical & Vocational Education”.