Fee Hike: BUK extends students’ registration exercise
Bayero University Kano (BUK) has extended its students registration exercise by one month so as to give opportunity to indigent students not to drop out of school.
SOLACEBASE had reported in June that Bayero University Kano (BUK) announced increment of school fees for undergraduate and postgraduate students of the institution with over 100% increase.
The increment affects central registration, administrative charges and Hostel maintenance charges for undergraduate and postgraduate students.
A statement issued by the university Director of Public Affairs, Garba Lamara on Thursday, said the extension of the registration exercise followed appeals by Kano State Government, Students bodies and the general public.
According to the statement the registration exercise will now end on midnight of Sunday, 10th September 2023.
Also, the statement said the university embarked on solicitation to corporate organisations, wealthy individuals and philanthropists for funding of indigent students as part of efforts to ensure that no student drops out over poor financial standing.
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‘’Already, a business mogul Alhaji Auwalu Abdullahi Rano popularly called A.A Rano had assured the management of his support to the university indigent scholarship scheme. He spoke when he received the Vice Chancellor and the management of the university during a courtesy visit on him as part of mobilization drive to scholarship for the less privileged in the university,’’ statement said.
The statement said A.A. Rano promised to mobilize other wealthy individuals and corporate organizations to support the program for the benefit of the teeming youths, stating that negating education to the background would compound the myraids of problems facing the society.
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‘’The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Sagir Adamu Abbas said the visit was informed by the desire to mobilize funds to support students that find it difficult to register for financial reasons.’’