Abuja - Prospective students at the Umaru Musa Yar'Adua University (UMYU) received a major boost after the Katsina State Government slashed registration fees by 25 percent.
Officials said this would make education at the state-owned institutions more affordable to the majority of learners that were grappling with economic hardships.
Students that paid in the last session will have 25 percent of their fees returned.
The offer caters for art and science students.
The Special Adviser to the State Governor on Higher Education, Aliyu Haruna Jani, confirmed the development.
The state government had in 2012 increased the institution's registration fees for art students to N37 000 (more than US$ 220) and science students to N43 000.
Jani appealed to stakeholders to support government policies that would enable the state government effectively discharge its responsibilities to offer affordable education.
Founded by the late President Musa Yar'Adua, who is a former governor of Katsina, the university is highly-ranked by the National Universities Commission, the universities regulatory body in Nigeria.
- CAJ News