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June 19, 2024

NANS commends Tinubu’s education reforms as scholars take the lead

NANS

By Luminous Jannamike

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has commended President Bola Tinubu’s education reforms, which have led to the appointment of over 200 scholars, including 100 professors, to oversee the country’s tertiary education institutions.

In a statement released on Wednesday and signed by its President, Comrade Pedro Chibuzor Obi, NANS expressed its appreciation to President Tinubu for promptly addressing the long-standing issues within the education sector.

The association noted that the appointment of seasoned academicians, technocrats, and politicians to the governing councils of universities, polytechnics, and colleges of education would help fast-track the development of the sector.

NANS also appealed to the newly appointed council members to stand for justice and not encourage victimization of students by institution management.

The association further called on the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to cooperate with the new council members and the President’s genuine concern for the development of the education sector.

NANS said, “Nigerian students are immensely grateful to President Tinubu for taking prompt action to appoint worthy academicians, technocrats, experienced politicians into the councils which they believe have the potentials to help fast-track the rapid development of Nigerian academic institutions.

“We the Nigerian students, therefore, commend President Bola Tinubu for his love and concern about the transformation of academic institutions through this sound appointment of incorruptible team of thoroughbred administrators to help fasten the development in our ivory towers after the recent introduction of student loan for Nigerian students.

“We appeal to the newly appointed council members to stand for justice and not encourage victimization of students by institution management. We are proud of Mr. President’s foresight to have appointed some of the finest Nigerians to run the affairs of Nigeria’s ivory towers.

“Lastly, we appeal to the Academic Staff Union of Universities to cooperate with the new council members and Mr. President’s genuine concern for the development of our education sector.”