President Bola Tinubu has assured of his commitment towards ensuring that no student drops out of tertiary institution over inability to pay fees.
Tinubu said his administration would ensure educational institutions get the necessary resources to carry out their responsibilities.
He spoke 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 of the National Universities Commission (NUC), Tinubu acknowledged the difficulties facing the education sector.
He pointed to the Student Loan Bill signed into law shortly after his inauguration, as a testament to his government’s commitment to supporting students.
According to Tinubu: “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.”