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Niger govt slashes university fees

Joseph Oyekanmi

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Niger govt slashes university fees

Niger State Government in Northcentral Nigeria has approved a further reduction in the tuition fees for Students of the state own University, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai.

A statement by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Ahmed Ibrahim Matane, disclosed that the review downward of the tuition fees only affects returning Students (indigene) from N50,000 to N46,000 and new Students (indigene) from N95,000 to N86,000.

Matane explained that Governor Sani Bello of Niger state who after listening to representations from members of the State House of Assembly, and other stakeholders, including the Students’ union, intervened by reducing the tuition fees of indigene Students downward.

Ahmed Matane revealed that the tuition fees for the non-indigenes Students (returning), new Students (non-indigene), new foreign Students and returning foreign Students remain unchanged. (VON)

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