President Bola Tinubu has expressed his unwavering dedication to preventing students from dropping out of tertiary institutions due to financial constraints.
Tinubu emphasized that his administration will ensure educational institutions receive the necessary resources to fulfil their responsibilities.
These remarks were made during the 33rd convocation ceremony of the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) in Ondo State on Saturday.
Represented by Professor King-David Terna Yawe from the National Universities Commission (NUC), Tinubu acknowledged the challenges faced by the education sector.
He highlighted the Student Loan Bill, which was enacted shortly after his inauguration, as evidence of his government’s commitment 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,” the Nigerian leader said.