Students of Kaduna State University (KASU) on Tuesday, June 1, 2021, staged a peaceful protest at Kaduna State Government House against what they termed “arbitrary increase” in the school tuition fees.
Recall that the students last week carried out similar protest within the institution’s promises along Tafawa Balewa Kaduna.
The students, in their thousands, carried placards with various inscriptions such as: “We are orphans, reverse the fees”; ” Please help us to get education and not kill our dreams of getting educated” and Education should be for all not only for the children of the rich” among others.
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Although security operatives didn’t grant them access into the Government House, they blocked the road leading to the Government House, chanting solidarity songs.
Some of the Muslim students had their prayers on the road while it was gathered three of the protesting students were allowed entrance into the Government House where they met with an official over the matter.
One of the students, Comrade Yusuf Shehu, appealed to Governor Nasir El Rufai to reconsider his stance on the increment so that the children of the poor can have access to education.
According to him: “We are appealing that the increase should be reversed because with the present increase, most students will be forced to drop out except something is done about it.
“Even with the former fee, it was very difficult for some students to pay, most of them have to do menial jobs to be able to pay their schools fees, some of us are orphans.
“We are only appealing and not making it a must because even the cost of living is not easy to come by now. Some of our parents have been relieved of their jobs, so it makes it more difficult for us.”
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