NANS calls for review of Tinubu’s student loan act

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By Racheal Ayodele

The National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, has called for the amendment of the Student Loan Act.

DAILY POST recalls that President Bola Tinubu had in June signed the student loan bill into law.

The bill, which was sponsored by former House of Representatives Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, was designed to address the financial challenges faced by young Nigerians in accessing higher-quality education.

Speaking at the legislative summit on student loans and access to higher education, organised by the house ad hoc committee in Abuja on Thursday, NANS president, Usman Barambu called for the inclusion of student representation on the board.

He also called for the inclusion of polytechnics and colleges of education on the board instead of only the National University Commission (NUC) which was earlier captured.

“Student loans are for us yet there is no student representation on the board. The board only captured NUC sidelining the polytechnic and colleges of education, which should all be included for fairness and equity.

“Most students will not be able to find their ground financially two years after graduation, therefore, the payment method should be revised to four to five years.

“Forgiveness should also be considered in cases of death.”

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