Kaduna students killed in protest of tuition hike

kaduna students killed in protest of tuition hike
kaduna students killed in protest of tuition hike

There has been a fatal shooting at the Kaduna State College of Education, Gidan Waya, Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

When security operatives attempted to disperse his colleagues, who were protesting a hike in school fees, he was killed.

An anonymous protester said they came out to protest over the increase of school fees at the state-owned institution when they met security operatives outside.

Another student, identified as Emmanuel Nata, was also shot but is currently receiving treatment.

Asefon told our correspondent that two students were killed during the protest while another was shot. He confirmed the incident during a press conference with the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS).

The state government, he said, did not consider prevailing economic realities in the country before increasing tuition.

According to the student, they found it extremely difficult to cope with the previous school fees, which ranged from N25,000 to N33,000. And they are wondering what will happen with the current increase to N75,000.

Upon being contacted, the Provost of the College, Professor Alexander Kure, confirmed the protest but said he was still establishing the reasons for the move.

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