President of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Mr Chidi Ilogebe, has urged Federal and States Governments to waive school fees in tertiary institutions as a palliative to students. Ilogebe made the request while speaking with Newsmen on national issues affecting Nigerian students in Enugu on Friday.
“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.
“It is on record that students were not considered in any of these arrangements.
“I, therefore, call on government 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 around campuses to give rent/accommodation rebate to all students.
“This will serve as a morale booster to the students and help strengthen students-community relationship.’’ On the ASUU/NASU strike, the students’ leader urged the federal government to urgently resolve the issues so that students can go back to classes. He added that the gains of the resolution could not be overemphasised.
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