By; AMOS TAUNA, Kaduna
The Council of Imams and Ulamas, Kaduna State chapter, has made compassionate appeal to the management of Kaduna State University, (KASU), to shelf its alleged intention of increment of tuition fees.
The group observed that increment of tuition fees at this critical time when the people of the state are been faced with various degrees of economic hardship would be detrimental of educating those who are struggling make ends meet.
Its chairman, Shaykh Ibrahim Nakaka, in a statement noted that the Council finds it difficult to comprehend any logic behind the intended increment in the present circumstances, stating that many parents in the state are yet to recover from the devastating effect of lockdown experienced due to Covid-19 pandemic.
The council also noted that the effect of Kaduna Urban renewal project and the recent staff rationalization in the state.
It cautioned both the University management and Kaduna state government to be careful in taking any decision that would endanger the future of the teeming youth in the state.
The council is of the opinion that any increment of school fees at this crucial time would only lead to mass school dropout of students.
The Council observed that it would consequently aid criminality and disorderliness in the state, particularly now that the state is been faced with series of insecurity challenges.