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The Kogi Assembly is outraged by the increase in varsity tuition rates

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The Kogi State House of Assembly has expressed concern about the recent increase in tuition at the state-owned Prince Abubakar Audu University (PAAU) Anyigba.

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According to Janescope, the university’s administration has raised tuition fees by N75,000 for indigenous students and N100,000 for non-indigenous students.

When the institution’s management went before the House Standing Committee on Education, Science, and Technology on Monday to defend its 2024 budget plan, the Speaker of the Assembly, Rt. Hon. Aliyu Umar Yusuf, stated the house will reconsider the development.

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The Speaker, who questioned how the institution arrived at the figure, stated that the university administration was attempting to shift the obligation for their comfort to the students, which was unacceptable.

Also speaking, Deputy Speaker Paul Enema stated that the charge was too much for students to afford, given that they also had to pay rent.

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Earlier, Professor Olusola Jamiu Salihu, the deputy vice chancellor for administration, stated that tuition prices were raised to reflect present economic realities as well as the high cost of diesel.

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