Kogi Assembly Frowns at Hike in Varsity Tuition Fees

The Kogi State House of Assembly has frowned at the recent hike in the tuition of Prince Abubakar Audu University, (PAAU) formerly known as Kogi State University Anyigba.

The management of the university placed a tuition fee hike of N75,000 for indigenes and N100,000 for non-indigenes, ebirareporters.com learnt.

When the management of the institution appeared before the house standing committee on education, science and technology to defend its 2024 budget proposal on Monday, the Speaker of the Assembly, Rt. Hon. Aliyu Umar Yusuf said the house will revisit the development.

The Speaker, who queried how the institution arrived at the amount, said the university management was trying to push the liability of their comfort to the students, which was not acceptable.

Also speaking, the Deputy Speaker, Paul Enema stressed that the fee was too high for the students to afford as they also had the burden of paying for rent.

Earlier, the deputy vice chancellor, administration, Professor Olusola Jamiu Salihu emphasized that the tuition fees were increased based on the current economic realities, as well as the high cost of diesel.


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