Bayero University, Kano’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Sagir Adamu-Abbas, has revealed that the institution now has a job plan for students. Under this scheme, students perform various tasks for the university and receive a monthly payment of N15,000.
He discussed this during a recent meeting with the Education Correspondents Association of Nigeria (ECAN) at the university’s main campus in Kano.
Professor Adamu-Abbas explained, “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.”
In regard to the increase in registration fees, the Vice Chancellor expressed concern about the university’s substantial expenses, notably the significant cost of electricity. He disclosed that the electricity bill is approximately N35 million monthly, with an additional N40 million for diesel to power generators.
The Vice-Chancellor further stated that the university had to increase registration fees due to the challenge of providing services to a student population of about 45,000, including postgraduates, along with a staff of over 5,000 individuals, encompassing both teaching and non-teaching roles.