Ibarapa Poly: Oyo NANS Challenge State Government On Poor Funding
– Calls For accountability Of N40M Reparation Fee Generated
The National National Association of Nigerian Students ( NANS ) Oyo State chapter has frowned to the inability of Oyo State government to give adequate funds for the smooth running of The Ibarapa Polytechnic, Eruwa, one of the state owned institution, as the student’s body affirmed her solidarity support for the entire student of The Ibarapa Polytechnic.
In a press statement signed and released by Comrade Asubiojo Olujuwon ( Marshal ), the Chairman Oyo State NANS and available with Westerndailynews, the Oyo State NANS wrote her displeasure about the poor academic programme and inability of the state owned institution to mobilised the Higher National Diploma graduated students of the institution for the mandatory National Youth Service Program since 2017.
Part of the statement reads:
“In a meeting between NANS executives, the management and other students union bodies today (Wednesday , 24th of April, 2019) after series of protests, the management pointed to inadequate funding by the Government as the reason for the delayed accreditation of important courses in the institution which is preventing the students from being mobilized for service”.
“The National Association of Nigerian Students Oyo State Chapter, is therefore calling on the State government to save the future of these students by releasing enough fund for the accreditation process” .
“We also call for public accountability of over 40 million Naira which was generated from the sum of 5,500 Naira reparation fee paid by all students of the institution as NANS Oyo State will not hesitate to take decisive actions if this situation is not promptly attended to”.
Yesterday reaction of Oyo State NANS on the poor funding of Ibarapa Polytechnic has echoed one of the statement made by Comrade Asubiojo in his maiden press release after he won the NANS chairmanship election.
He said ” We will continue to put pressure on the government to ensure adequate funding to our institutions, and at the same time positively engage the management of our tertiary institutions to develop innovative and creative ideas for revenue generation without hurting the already impoverished students who cannot afford these exorbitant fees”