Tuition hike: Police prevent students protest at Kaduna Government House | Dailytrust

Tuition hike: Police prevent students protest at Kaduna Government House

Police and State Vigilantes Service personnel on Tuesday prevented the protesting students of Kaduna State University from marching towards the Government House.

The students were protesting against the tuition fees increase by the state government.

Daily Trust observed that the angry-looking students were singing solidarity songs as they marched towards the government house before they were blocked by the police.

Heavily armed police personnel in vehicles and vigilantes operating under KADVIS were seen on the main road keeping vigil while the students sat on the floor in the middle of the road.

It could be recalled that the state government and management of the university had refused to reverse the fees despite pleas by students and their parents in the state.

One of the students’ representatives, Comrade Auba Mohammed, said they were marching towards the government house to just submit a letter of complaint to Governor Nasir El-Rufai.

He said the majority of them are orphans and that their parents cannot afford to pay for them.