Emerging report indicates that Kaduna State University, KASU, Students have on Tuesday, blocked the main road leading to the Government House, in Kaduna, the State capital, protesting against the increase in their tuition fees by the Governor Nasir El-Rufai State Government.
The State-owned University reportedly has an annual school fee being paid by Students over the years pegged at N26,000, and the Governor El-Rufai administration recently announced an increase of the fees.
According to the proposed new tuition fees, indigenous Students studying social science courses are to pay about N150,000, while their counterparts in medicine and other science courses will pay between N170, 000 and above as annual fees.
In reaction to this, the Students blocked the road leading to the Kaduna State Government House, displaying placards with various inscriptions, and chanting songs of solidarity.
The students blocked all the major roads to the Government House, thereby, preventing the free flow of traffic, insisting that their demands must be met by the State Government.
Some of the students conducted prayers on the main road while the others watch.
Security Operatives were also on ground, to ensure that there is no breakdown of law and order.
The Students lamented that the hike in some courses to N300,000 and N400,000 from N36,000, will force many of them to drop out of School.
They, therefore, demanded a reversal of tuition fees.