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Reduce tuition fees or risk nationwide protest – NANS warn FG

THE National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has called for a reduction in tuition fees across tertiary institutions in the country to cushion the effects of fuel subsidy removal on students.

NANS Coordinator for North Central Zone (Zone C), Shedrack Anzaku, gave the warning in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja today, while speaking with journalists. 

Anzaku said the leadership of the association has written to the National Universities Commission (NUC) to prevail on tertiary institutions to reduce school fees.

His words: “We have written to NUC to call on schools to reduce school fees else we will protest in our large numbers. We are going on campus tour to talk to Vice-Chancellors, Rectors and Provosts to reduce school fees.

“We will not hesitate hit the streets to protest if institutions refused to reduce their tuition. We are also kicking against hike in school fees on account of the Students’ Loan Act because the Act is meant to assist students to get proper education.”

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu had on May 29, during his inauguration announced the removal of petrol subsidy in his speech.

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