The National Association of Nigeria Student, kwara axis has called on Kwara state government ably led by his excellency, Mallam Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq to appoint a special adviser on student matters.
Nans Kwara axis chairman, Comrade Saleeman Yusuf Issah made this call on Saturday, 1st of January 2022 at the press conference organized by the body at their secretariat in Ilorin.
Issah lauded the administration of Governor Abdulrahamn Abdulrazaq saying his efforts in ensuring kwara reach the top is commendable.
Meanwhile, He said that the Students constituency aren’t well represented in the current Government of Kwara, revealing that there is no office created to look into students yearnings or bring succour to the students.
Issah said, “Since the coming of the administration of Mallam Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, it is on record that he hasn’t for once appointed a special adviser on Students affairs. This, in many ways has hurt the yearnings of students.
“Obviously, there are ministries of Education and that of Tertiary Education, but as far as we are concern, such ministries deals directly with the school management. They are created to work with school authorities, not us. There is a limit to what we can do together. Yes, we appreciate the tremendous works of both ministries, but we Nigerian Students in Kwara wants more.
“Dearest Nigerian students, we want to seize this august moment of New year to call on the Government of Kwara State to kindly give voice to the students community in the state by appointing a special adviser on Students matter. This is the only way we’ll feel represented. After all, the population of Youths in electioneering process is intimidating and overwhelming that no one would look beyond.” He added.
The NANS Kwara chairman, charged the Kwara State Governor, Mallam Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq to appoint a special adviser on Students matter as soon as possible.
He stated that “We were hopeful that it wouldn’t take this long but we have been so left in confusion as to when we’ll be represented. Look around, there are people of immense quality who can serve as special adviser on Students matter to the governor and deliver effortlessly and relentlessly well.”
In the same vein, Comrade Saleeman Yusuf Issah, explained that some public tertiary institutions in the state had allegedly been starved of subventions.
He said, “Ultimately, once more, we call on Kwara State Government under the wings of Mallam Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq to return the payment of subvention to our Tertiary institutions in the state. Notable amongst the institutions needs to be subvented are; Kwara State University, Malete, Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin, and College of Health Technology, Offa.
“Greatest Nigerian Students! The three schools mentioned above have over the years been churning out beautiful brains. They have given us lots of adorable intellectuals. Thanks to the quality of Education they offered and still offers. But very recently, these schools are fast becoming a no-go areas for children of have-nots. Tuition fees, hostel fees, and other fees are what scaring citizens off those schools. The price of those schools are on the very high side which makes it automatically difficult for the less privileged ones to afford.
“Articulate Nigerian Students! It’s documented that the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals advocates for quality Education and of course, at affordable rate. It’s now very uncomfortable for us to stomach how the rate of quality Education in our state is increasing at breakneck speed. To make Education affordable in our state lies with the Government.
“Hence, we call for them to subvent those institutions. It’s obvious that those schools have been left to themselves for quite sometimes and that’s the major reason they have not been affordable. We genuinely and sincerely call on Kwara State Government to stand up and rescue the less privileged citizens of this state by doing all within its reach to subvent those schools. As that we revalidate their commitment to liberate Kwara and Kwarans.” Issah added.
He, however, called on tertiary institutions who held their student union election in first semester to shift the student union election to second semester, Saying that this will give Students the opportunity to elect their most trusted colleagues into various offices. Also will give the elected Students officials the atmosphere to function effectively well.
Issah said, “On various campuses in Kwara, it’s saddening that school management are trying all within their capacity to incapacitate Students Union. This, we see as illogical and illegitimacy. Any school that is organizing its Students Union election in first semester is not only silencing the Union but killing it. It’s ridiculous how school management will speak against injustice to the higher authority but detest seeing students speaks against any form of impunity, injustice and disrespect on their own part.
“Hence, we implore every schools in Kwara who holds their Students Union election in first semester to kindly rethink and do the needful, if at all they aren’t on a mission to silence students.”