NANS thumbs up Tinubu on N683bn intervention fund for public tertiary institutions

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has commended President Bola Ahmed Tinubu on the approval of N683, 429,268 billion as the 2024 Intervention Funds for public tertiary education institutions.

In a press statement issued Friday by its president, Comrade Pedro Obi, the students’ body noted that the funding which was announced by the executive secretary of Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), Sonny Echono, during the Fund’s strategic planning meeting with heads of beneficiary-institutions in Abuja, “marks a significant milestone in the development of the education system.”

The statement read in part, “The approval of these Intervention Funds demonstrates the government’s unwavering support for public tertiary institutions, and it is a clear indication of President Tinubu’s recognition of the pivotal role that education plays in shaping the future of our nation.

“We believe that the allocation of these funds will go a long way in addressing the various challenges faced by public tertiary institutions across the country. NANS urges the management of these institutions to utilise the subvention in a proper and transparent manner.

“It is our firm belief that education should be affordable and accessible to all, and the prudent utilization of these funds will contribute to achieving this goal.

“Once again, we express our deepest appreciation to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for his visionary leadership and commitment to the advancement of education in Nigeria.

“We call on all students to remain focused, dedicated, and utilise the opportunities provided by this intervention fund for their educational and personal growth.”