ACF lauds Kano govt on 50% school fees reduction for tertiary institutions students
The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has described the reduction of the 50% school fees for Kano State students in all the state-owned tertiary institutions as both revolutionary and exemplary.
SOLACEBASE had reported that Kano State Governor, Alhaji Abba Kabir Yusuf directed all the state indigenes studying regular courses at the Aliko Dangote University of Science and Technology, Wudil: Yusuf Maitama Sule University Kano: Sa’adatu Rimi University of Education, Kumbotso: Audu Bako College of Agriculture, Dambatta and other state-owned tertiary institutions are to enjoy relief of 50% reduction in the registration fee for the 2023/2024 academic session.
The Kano branch Chairman of the ACF, Dr. Goni Farouk Umar described the decision as both revolutionary and a hallmark of visionary leadership, in a statement issued by the Forum Publicity Secretary, Bello. S. Galadanchi, on Wednesday.
He noted with delight the Kano State government’s resolve to restore its foreign scholarship program designed to sponsor 1001 best graduates, as well as its demonstrated compassion that resulted in the payment of N700m registration fees for 700 Kano State students at the Bayero University Kano.
The ACF leader noted that both the slashing of the fees in state institutions, and the offsetting of the BUK fees would go a long way to ease the burden on parents and students occasioned by the current economic hardship.
Describing education as power, and pivot in society’s advancement, Goni Farouk prayed for the successful implementation of the government’s pro-poor education policies.
He also appealed to all sections of the community to support educational development in all facets.