In its bid to ameliorate the compounding financial hardships for the good people of the state, Kano state government has reduced the registration fees of the state-owned tertiary institutions by 50 percent for the indigenes of the state.
The state Commissioner for Higher Education Dr Yusuf Kofar Mata stated this on Monday night while briefing with journalists at Government House, Kano.
He further explained that the decision was resolved during the meeting with the heads of tertiary institutions, the Visitor also Governor of the State Alh Abba Kabir Yusuf.
Dr. Kofar Mata said the government took the decision considering the current economic situation created by the removal of fuel subsidy so as to alleviate the challenges facing parents due to economic hardship which is making life very difficult for the masses as a result of unimaginable inflation of essential commodities.
He said the reduction affects all Kano State indigenes studying regular courses for 2023/ 2024 academic session at institutions that include, Aliko Dangote University of Science and Technology, Wudil (ADUSTECH), Yusuf Maitama Sule University, (YUMSUK), Kano and Sa’adatu Rimi University of Education.
Others are Kano State Polytechnic, Aminu Kano Collage of Islamic and Legal Studies, Audu Bako College of Agriculture Danbatta, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso College of Advance and Remedial Studies Tudun Wada, and Kano State College of Education and Remedial Studies (KACEPS).
He said that the decision is in line with the state government’s commitment to education development, noting that this can be seen in the restoration of foreign scholarships for over 1,000 students which would be flagged off soonest.