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Sudan University reportedly bars Nigerian students from classes over fees

One of the students said Kano state governor has not responded to the issue but a media aid to the governor made it known that the government is taking action on the matter.


Nigerian students sponsored to study at Elrazi University by Kano State Government have reportedly been barred from attending classes due to the alleged failure of the government to pay their tuition and allowances.

A letter dated October 15, 2018, obtained by Daily Trust and addressed addressed to the state government through the State Scholarship Board.

The letter reads in part;  “It is important to notify you that from today 15/10/2018 none of your students will be allowed into their normal classes failure to settle their outstanding Fees.

“It may interest you to know that being absent for a month will affect their attendance and chance of graduating.”

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Commenting on the development, the President of Kano State Sponsored Students, Saddiq Abdullahi Ubajalli according to Daily Trust said the state government has not done anything to resolve the situation.

He said, “Please we need help in our situation, till now the Government hasn’t done anything and I swear to God the students are in hardship situation.

”The university sent them a lot of notifications before they finally took the decision, the Government did not respond to even a single letter that is the reason they barred the students.

“Government now owes the students 21 months upkeeps and 11 months accommodation fees, the students are in critical condition.”

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However, the Senior Assistant to Kano State Governor on Media, Salihu Tanko Yakasai made it known that the state governor has directed the Commissioner of Education to expedite action on the matter.

”Some of the fees have been paid since, what remains now is the balance. So far, the administration of Ganduje has spent over N9Billion on foreign students and other students in five private universities in Nigeria, which are all inherited liabilities from the previous administration that failed to settle these fees and left the burden on this current administration, which has been doing its best to settle these issues despite the paucity of funds’‘, He said.

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