NANS Calls For Reduction Of School Fees In Tertiary Institutions

National Association of Nigerian Students has requested school fees should be decreased across all tertiary institutions in the country to cover-up the effects of fuel subsidy removal on students.

Shedrack Anzaku, the North Central Zone Coordinator, NANS, said this at the official declaration of Deniran Rioborue as an aspirant for NANS National President in Abuja, on Thursday.

The Coordinator said, “What the association expects is school fees reduction and not increment because the rate of dropout is increasing.

“We frown on all forms of school fees increment at a time like this when there is increased hardship across the country.

“We find it hard to understand the increment because diesel is what schools use mostly and the price of diesel has reduced, so we expect reduction in all ramifications.”

Anzaku said that students of Bida Polytechnic haven’t resumed due to hike in school fees.

He said the Students Union Government President of the school confirmed that to him, last week.

He added that the students had not resumed even after the rector reduced the school fees by N10,000.

He said this led the NANS leadership to write to the National Universities Commission, to prevail on tertiary institutions to reduce school fees.

However, Anzaku commended the Federal Government for the introduction of student loan law.

“We also kick against hike in school fees on account of the students’ loan initiative because it is meant to assist students to get a proper education.

“We have written to the NUC to call on schools to reduce school fees else we will protest in large numbers.

“We are going on a campus tour to talk to vice-chancellors, rectors and provosts to reduce school fees,” he added.

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