SCHOOL RESUMPTION: NANS URGES FG TO WAIVE SCHOOL FEES

The newly sworn-in National President of National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Mr Chidi Ilogebe, has asked the Federal Government of Nigeria and States to consider waiving school fees for tertiary institution students  as palliative to cushion the effect of the novel coronavirus on students.

This was disclosed by the NANS president while he was speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu on Friday on national issues affecting Nigerian students recently.

Iloegbe said:  “…honestly, it is our earnest desire that students in Nigeria are made comfortable while studying. It is no news that the Federal and some state governments have continuously doled out palliatives/grants to help resuscitate small and medium businesses for youths and women”.

“I, therefore, use this opportunity to call on governments at all levels to waive this 2019/2020 session’s school fees as COVID-19 educational support to Nigerian students,’’ he said.

Ilogebe also called on house owners/landlords around campuses to give rent/accommodation rebates to all students.

“We also call on house owners/landlords around campuses to give a 6-month rent rebate to all students living in their houses.

“This will serve as a morale booster to the students and help strengthen students-community relationships.”

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Emmanuel Ndubueze

A telecompreneur and ambassador of good governance.
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