National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), has set up an 18-man committee to monitor the disbursement of the 200 billion naira given to Nigerian universities by the Federal Government to ensure the money is judiciously spent.
Sequel to the thorough and consistent consultations and meetings by the National Executive Council of NANS with the Zonal and Joint Campus Committee leadership, the leadership of Students Union Government, and other critical stakeholders in the educational sector, it has become essential that we address this press conference to set forth a tangent of hope away from the circles of frustrations in which we have spiraled this past six months of the lingering ASUU strike.
For an umpteenth time Nigerian Students are brought under the harsh thumb clasp of yet another ASUU strike. This ASUU strike action - as at all times – will sure exert its negative toll on the entirety of the Nigerian students’ community who are at the receiving end of this cataclysmic trend. It was thus with unrestrained sadness that we received the shocking news of another ASUU strike. Let it be clearly on record that much as we do not begrudge ASUU of its demands from the Federal Government, we remain disenchanted with the fact that ASUU will arrive at such grave decisions without recourse to the plight, concerns or views of the Students’ community – in whose apparent interest the strike was embarked upon.
Greatest Nigerian Students,
It is with Heavy Heart and deep sent of Loss that I address you on the callous Murder of about 78 Students of the College of Agric in Yobe State.
The struggle for better funding of the Nigerian educational system as been a major battle in the last decade of our history. The recent times has witnessed several industrial dispute in the academic community most critical of which is the ASUU/FG prolonged dispute which has often led to the closure of our Universities