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Monday, September 25, 2023

FG To Provide Buses For Higher Education Students

President Bola Tinubu has approved the provision of buses to the students’ bodies of all universities, polytechnics and colleges of education across the country.

A statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Special Duties, Communications & Strategy, Dele Alake said, the desire of “the President is to see that students can access their campuses without much difficulty as a result of higher transportation costs.”

“The provision of the buses will also remove the burden of additional cost of daily commuting on parents and guardians,” A lake said.

The statement said, President Tinubu 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, President Tinubu has 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.

“The Federal Government salutes the courage, wisdom and partnership of Nigerian Students as our country navigates this challenging time.

“President Tinubu 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,” the statement added.



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