Students of the Kaduna State University (KASU) have on Tuesday blocked the main road leading to the Government House in Kaduna, the state capital in protest over an increase in their tuition fees.
KASU recently announced an increase of its annual school fee of N26,000 by almost 600%. According to the new tuition fees, indigenous students studying social science courses would pay about N150,000 while their counterparts in medicine and other science courses will pay between N170,000 and above annually.
In light of this development, enraged students blocked the road leading to the Kaduna State government house displaying placards with various inscriptions and chanting songs of solidarity.
Security operatives were on the ground to ensure that there is no breakdown of law and order.
The students lamented that the hike in some courses to N300,000 and N400,000 from N36,000 would force many of them to drop out of school, calling on State Governor Nasir El-Rufai to intervene.