The management of the Kaduna State University (KASU) has suspended academic activities for its undergraduate students indefinitely.

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According to NAN, Samuel Manshop, the varsity’s registrar, broke the news in a statement on Tuesday.

The registrar, however, did not give reasons for the suspension.

He said academic activities would continue for postgraduate programmes, college of medicine, pharmaceutical sciences and part-time programmes.

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“The management of KASU wishes to notify staff, students and the public that academic activities for undergraduate students have been suspended indefinitely,” the statement read.

“Postgraduate programmes, college of medicine, faculty of pharmaceutical sciences and part-time programmes are to continue with their activities.

“Staff are also expected to report to work as usual, while management will communicate further developments.”

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The development comes amid protest over the state government’s decision to increase the tuition fees of students from the range of N24,000 and N26,000 to N150,000 in April.

Hadiza Balarabe, deputy governor of the state, had earlier said the fee hike was necessary to sustain the varsity.

“We understand the pain, we are also pained but sometimes, some decisions are taken for the betterment of the generality of the people,” he had said.

“We want Kaduna state students to hold their heads high wherever they might be and be proud to represent Kaduna.”

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