President Bola Tinubu has made provision of buses to the students’ bodies of all Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges of Education across the country so as to ease the burden of the fuel subsidy removal on them.
The presidential spokesperson, Dele Alake in a statement on Monday said the desire of the President was to see that students can access their campuses without much difficulty as a result of higher transportation costs.
PLATFORM TIMES gathered that the provision of the buses will also remove the burden of additional cost of daily commuting on parents and guardians.
The statement read “in line with his promise to ensure no Nigerian student abandons his or her educational pursuit as a result of lack of money and economic circumstances of their parents, the President has also approved the removal of all restrictions on the students’ loan to make it available to any student or household that may desire it.
“Similarly, the president has also directed the authorities in all Federal Institutions of higher learning to avoid arbitrary increase in sundry fees payable and where possible defer further increase so that parents and students don’t face too many difficulties.
“While it is important to reiterate that President Tinubu has directed release of over 200,000 Metric Tonnes of grains to families in 36 states and Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, the government is working to ensure that vulnerable students can also benefit from conditional cash transfers and food distribution.
“The Federal Government salutes the courage, wisdom and partnership of Nigerian Students as our country navigates this challenging time.
“The President will continue to prioritise education and the needs of the students, improve welfare of teaching and non-academic staff and invest in infrastructure to make our institutions of higher learning become more globally competitive.”
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