Student Loan Scheme: Obasanjo Makes 1 Demand From Tinubu

Student Loan Scheme: Obasanjo Makes 1 Demand From Tinubu

  • Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has demanded the inclusion of private university students in the student loan scheme
  • Obasanjo joined the vice-chancellor of Bells University, Prof. Jeremiah Ojediran, in Otta to make the demand
  • The former vice president also called on the President Bola Tinubu-administration to execute the programme without corruption hindrance

Ota, Ogun - Olusegun Obasanjo, the former president of Nigeria, has joined the vice chancellor of the Bell University of Technology, Otta in Ogun state, Prof. Jeremiah Ojediran, to demand the inclusion of private university students in the recently signed Nigerian Education Loan Fund (NELFUND) scheme.

The former president and the university vice-chancellor made the demand on Monday, April 22, while commissioning the Asiwaju Onafowokan, Coleman Wires and Cables building at the university's College of Postgraduate Studies in Ogun state.

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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has requested for the inclusion of private university students in the student loan scheme that President Bola Tinubu has initiated.
Olusegun Obasanjo speaks on student loan scheme Photo Credit: Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Aremu Olusegun Obasanjo
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While supporting Prof Ojediran's demand, Obasanjo called on President Bola Tinubu-led federal government to investigate concerns about excluding students from private universities from the NELFUND scheme, The Sun reported.

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The former military general also called for implementing the scheme without corruption.

In his address, the vice chancellor commended the efforts of private universities and expatiated on the importance of their students being included in the scheme.

Bells University VC criticizes TETFUcriticizesediran and criticized private university students from the student loan scheme and wondered why private universities were not included in the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund).

According to the vice-chancellor, the decision to exclude the private universities was not in tandem with the realities on the ground and Nigerians' expectations.

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He highlighted what parents went through to ensure that their children remained in private or public schools due to the economic downturn.

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Speaking about the book, Obasanjo asserted that Africa would not succeed without establishing quality leadership.

The book was unveiled barely a week after President Tinubu criticized the protests against his nine-month-old government.


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