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Students’ Protests: Kaduna University suspends undergraduate programmes indefinitely

Kaduna State University on Tuesday suspended its undergraduate programmes indefinitely amid students protests.

• June 8, 2021
KASU students protesting against tuition fee increment and Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai
KASU students protesting and Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai

The Kaduna State University on Tuesday suspended its undergraduate programmes indefinitely amid students’ protests over tuition increase.

KASU Registrar, Samuel Manshop, disclosed this in a statement in Kaduna.

Mr Manshop, who did not give reasons for the suspension, however, said academic activities would continue for postgraduate programmes, college of medicine, pharmaceutical sciences and part-time programmes.

“The management of KASU wishes to notify staff, students, and the public that academic activities for undergraduate students have been suspended indefinitely.

“Postgraduate programmes, college of medicine, faculty of pharmaceutical sciences, and part-time programmes are to continue with their activities.

“Staff are also expected to report to work as usual, while management will communicate further developments,” he said.

Undergraduate students had protested the hike in school fees from between N24,0000 and N36,000 to between N100,000 and N400,000.

The students, who began the protest since the increment was announced in April, demanded a reversal of the new school fees. 

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