CEM REPORT | The newly elected National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to personally meet with members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to find an end to the over 6-month-old strike.
The newly elected NANS President, Comrade Usman Barambu, a student of Economics and Development Studies of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria appealed while addressing newsmen in Abuja.
Barambu was over the weekend officially declared NANS President at the old parade ground in Abuja.
According to him, the seven months of lingering dispute between ASUU and FG have hitherto affected the academic calendar of all public-owned universities and equally affected the future of Nigerian Students, “as a programme of 4 years is now 6 years and vice versa.”
He also added called on the Federal Government to prioritise the education sector in terms of budgetary allocation to meet the UNESCO standard and recommendation of setting aside 26% annual budget for education by developing Countries.
Barambu also advised lecturers involved in the business of Sex for Marks to desist from their nefarious activities and repent without further delay, adding that Nigerian Students would not hesitate to expose them and make them face the full wrath of the law.
Earlier, Chairman Communiqué Drafting Committee, Comrade Usman Ayuba urged President Buhari to sack non-performing service chiefs with a view to overhauling and rejigging the entire security formation of the country.
The student body also advised Buhari to bring on board capable and digital hands with experience and capacity to stem the tide of insecurity in the country adding that:
“The Federal Government should also proffer a workable solution to address incessant clashes between farmers and herders across the country,” he said.
Also, the electoral Committee commended the large turn-out of students who registered across the country at the just concluded voters registration exercise by INEC.
Comrade Ayuba advised students to obtain their voters’ cards and elect credible candidates come 2023.