BUK Increases Hostel Accommodation Fees, Administrative Charges

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The Senate of Bayero University, Kano (BUK) at its 378th meeting held oWednesday, 27th  November, 2019  approved an upward review of the accommodation and other administrative   charges   for   both   the   University's postgraduate and undergraduate students.

BUK hostel
BUK Entrance Gate
Under the new arrangement, according to a statement signed by the Director of Examinations, Admissions and Records (DEAR), Hajiya Amina Umar Abdullahi, hostel accommodation for international postgraduate students has now been increased by 33% from the initial N60,000 to N80,000 now.

However, hostel fees for postgraduate Nigerian students with mattress and bed have been increased by 100.8 percent from N12,150 to N25,150 now. Also, undergraduates will now pay N20,090, which is 66 percent higher than the previous N12,090. However, those collecting only bed space without a mattress will pay N12,090 as against the former N7,090, which is an increase of 81 percent.

BUK hostel
Inside view of a Hostel
Equally, there is an increase in the administrative charges for some existing services for the both postgraduate and undergraduate students. All the reviews, according to the statement, are with effect from the 2019/2020 academic session.

Accordingly, the acceptance fee for all the undergraduate programmes is now increased from five thousand to ten thousand naira only; while the re- issuance  of  statement  of  result  now  attracts  one naira, said the statement.

Moreover, new charges have been introduced. These include Certificate of English Proficiency, Re-issuance of admission letters and correction of names on admission letter each attracts a one-thousand-naira charge while any student who would want to have a re- print of course registration forms (CRF) and the re- print of evidence of payment of registration fees must pay five hundred naira as an administrative charge.

Hajiya Amina Abdullahi also revealed that students from the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences would henceforth be paying additional three thousand naira for their induction and laboratory manuals with effect from the 2019/2020 academic session.

In the same vein, the University Senate has approved the payment of  twenty thousand n air a o n ly   b y   M . S c. Architecture as charges for mandatory Arcon Jury Assessment and the payment should be made at the department.

Other charges approved by the Senate included payment of ten thousand naira for field trip (GEO4201) for all L e v e l   5 0 0   s t u d e n t s   o f   B . S c . Geography and B.Sc. (Ed) Geography in the School of Continuing Education (SCE) as well as the payment of five thousand naira only per session by all students of B.Sc. Geography and B.Sc. (Ed) Geography in the School with effect from 2018/2019 academic session.

The Senate had also requested the School of Continuing Education to liaise with the Department of Geography to see the possibility of including the students of SCE in field trips with the view of reducing cost.

Meanwhile, the Senate has banned the collection of Membership fees from students by various student associations in all faculties. In the same vein, the existing student association fees have now been increased to three hundred naira per student from the previous two hundred naira and are to be collected centrally with effect from 2019/2020 academic session.

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