A civil society group, WYSN rejects students loan act, give reasons

A civil society group, the Workers and Youths Solidarity Network (WYSN) has rejected the Students Loan Act signed by President Bola Tinubu, in which the government promised to offer loans to students in tertiary institutions across the country.

The group on Saturday in a statement signed by its Secretary, Damilola Owot, said the Students Loan Act would further increase the burden on poor Nigerians, adding that it rather stands in solidarity with millions of Nigerian students in demanding for academic grants, not loans.

Other demands are; abolishment of fees across Nigerian universities, payment of seven-month backlog of salaries to the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and free, public-funded and democratically-managed education.

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