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Economic Hardship: Niger State Reduces Varsity Tuition By 50%



Economic Hardship: Niger State Reduces Varsity Tuition By 50%

Following the economic hardship bedevilling the nation, the Niger State government has slashed the tuition fees of its university of education, Abdulkadir Kure University, by 50 percent, News About Nigeria reports.

According to the state government, the 50% reduction is geared towards reducing the burden of fuel subsidy removal on the students and their parents.

The development was contained in a statement signed by the pro-chancellor of the university, Prof. Muhammed Yahaya-Kuta.

In the statement, the school’s pro-chancellor explained that the slash was to help ameliorate the effect of the current economic hardship on students and their parents, following the hardship occasioned by the fuel subsidy removal by the Federal Government.

Muhammed explained that the 50 percent reduction is for all students studying regular courses at the institution, adding that it commences in the ongoing 2023–2024 academic session.

“Governor Mohammed Bago said the reduction is aimed at alleviating the current compounding financial hardships on students and parents. All students studying regular courses at the institution are to enjoy the total relief of a 50 percent reduction in the registration fee in the ongoing 2023–2024 academic session,” the statement partly reads.

He further noted that the reduction is also in line with Governor Bago’s Renewed Hope Agenda and promise towards rebuilding the state’s academic sector.

The state governor also urged the students to continue to support his administration towards a better Nigerian state.

He further tasked the beneficiaries of the gesture to reciprocate the kind gesture by being more committed to their studies for the development of the state and humanity at large.