The Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El Rufai yesterday announced the abolition of fees paid for admission forms and their processing by applicants seeking admission into tertiary institutions owned by Kaduna state.
The State Commissioner for Education, Dr. Shehu Usman-Adamu, who spoke to journalists shortly after the cabinet meeting at the Sir Kashim Ibrahim House, Kaduna on behalf of the governor said: “All state government owned tertiary institutions have been directed to stop payments for admission forms and for the processing of the forms for all tertiary schools in Kaduna State with immediate effect.
“Under no condition should prospective students be subjected to buying scratch cards for admission forms or pay processing fees in any of the state-owned higher schools.
“Admission into higher institutions should not be treated as a revenue source, hence, government decision to to abolish the fees.
“The Governor has also directed that all non-teaching occupants of school quarters vacate the premises within 90 days.
“Henceforth teachers transferred to other schools must vacate their official quarters within six months to give way for other occupants”, he said.