The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has issued a warning to both the Federal and State Governments to stop increasing tuition fees in tertiary institutions across the country.
The NANS President, Comrade Usman Barambu, declared that if their demands are not heard and granted, there will be a hard student uprising that will shut down the entire country. The increase in tuition fees has hurt students, particularly those from poor backgrounds who are struggling to pay for their education.
Barambu emphasised that the tuition fees must be brought down to match the current economic situation in the country. He criticised those who are supposed to speak out against the increase for remaining silent, stating that they are not affected since their children are not in the country. He further stated that they plan to shut down all airports across the country to make their demands known, as this is where it will hurt the government the most.
The NANS President also warned the government that if the tuition fees increase is implemented, it could lead to a dangerous situation as frustrated students who cannot afford to pay their fees may turn to banditry to get satisfaction. Barambu called on security agencies to advise the government on what to do to avert such dangers.
In summary, the NANS is demanding that the government reduce tuition fees in tertiary institutions to match the current economic situation in the country. They have threatened to shut down the entire country if their demands are not met and have warned of possible dangerous consequences if the increase in tuition fees is implemented.
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