Mr Chidi Ilogbe, President of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), has impel the Federal and States Governments to relinquish school fees for students in tertiary institutions as a palliative.
Mr Chidi made this proclamation while speaking with Newsmen on national challenges hindering Nigerian students in Enugu on Friday.
“It’s of our best interest that all students in Nigeria academic institutions are made comfortable while studying.
“It is of no news that the central and some state governments have persistently doling out palliatives/ block grants to help both small and medium business owners among the youths and women to strengthen back their business operations.
“It was not flummoxed at all that students were not considered in any of these arrangement setting.
“I, hereby, call on government at all levels to relinquished this 2019/2020 academic session school fees to serve as COVID-19 educational support for Nigerian students,’ he said.”
Ilogbe, also implored those owner who built house’s around schools vicinity to give rent/accommodation rebate to all students.
“This will be foresee as an incentive booster to the students and help in strengthen inter-intra students-community relationship.’’
In adherent to the ASUU/NASU strike, the students’ leader inculcate the federal government for immediate resolve of this devastated issues so that students can go back to their academic pursuit.
“NANS also calls on the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 to accelerate the process of releasing the comprehensive protocols that will allow Nigerian tertiary institutions to reopen for classes.
“We shall within the next few days before transiting to a new team that will carry on from where we stopped vigorously engage the government with a view to finding lasting solutions to these issues,’’ he said.
On students’ alleged involvement in #EndSARS protests, Ilogebe said that the government and ASUU/NASU should settle their differences to make students go back to their classes.
“The government intend that the protests should be depopulated, the best way is to reopen our campuses.
“This does not instigate that we condemn the opinions foresight of the protest.
“The matter of police brutality generally been no illegal and unlawful and we’re worthy of being protested against it to protect our fundamental human rights.
“Nonetheless, we affirm it will be on a better frame for Nigeria that the youths who are supposed to be in classrooms breaking new grounds than being on the streets protesting,’’ Ilogebe said.
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