Nigerian universities provide N15k per month jobs for students after increasing school fees

Bayero University, Kano (BUK), has rolled out a plan to provide jobs for students which will see them receiving 15,000 per month after hiking school fees.

This was made known by the institution’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Sagir Adamu Abbas while delivering a speech over the weekend in Kano when he met a group from the university’s main campus and the Education Correspondents Association of Nigeria (ECAN).

Adamu-Sagir said: “The university equally introduced a kind of job scheme for students, whereby they were engaged to render some services to the university and they were paid N15,000 monthly.

This does not affect their normal learning because it does not take much of their time as some were to clean some surroundings or render certain minus service within the university and got paid at the end of the month.”

Speaking on the increase in registration fees, the Vice Chancellor lamented that the cost of running the institution was enormous, especially the high cost of providing electricity.

He revealed that the bill for electricity is about N35 million monthly, while the bill for the purchase of diesel for generators is about N40 million.

Vice Chancellor Adamu-Abbas said the management was forced to increase registration because it was practically impossible to provide social services to a student population of around 45,000, including postgraduates, and a staff population of over 5,000, teaching and non-teaching.

✍️ Temitope Hassan