President Bola Tinubu has reaffirmed his commitment to preventing students from dropping out of tertiary institutions due to financial constraints.
Tinubu stressed that his administration will ensure that educational institutions receive the necessary resources to fulfill their obligations.
These statements were made during the 33rd convocation ceremony of the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) in Ondo State on Saturday.
Professor King-David Terna Yawe from the National Universities Commission (NUC) represented Tinubu and acknowledged the challenges faced by the education sector.
He pointed out the enactment of the Student Loan Bill shortly after Tinubu’s inauguration as evidence of the government’s dedication to supporting students.
“My government will not shirk its responsibilities in this area.“We will guarantee that educational institutions receive the necessary resources to effectively carry out their statutory responsibilities.
“One of my first actions as President of Nigeria was to sign the Student Loan Bill into law to put this into action.
“Under my leadership, and as I have outlined in my manifesto, no student will be forced to drop out of school due to an inability to pay tuition,” he said.