Edo students, NANS task Gov. Oshiomhole on infrastructure, bursary
Leadership of the National Association of Edo State Students (NAESS) has joined other well meaning Nigerians to congratulate Governor Adams Oshiomhole on his overwhelming victory at the July 14 governorship poll.
The National President of the association, Comrade Gerald Asekhameh said Oshiomhole’s re-election as governor of Edo State was a testimony to the fact that his exemplary style of governance has impacted positively on the good people of Edo State, saying that “it’s a reflection of the desires of people not to go back from the promised land which he has taken us as the Joshua of our time to the days of Egypt.”
He added that “Oshiomhole has given light to those who have been left in darkness, roads to those left in the wilderness, water to those left in the desert. Those who have been condemned to death, you have brought back to life through your provision of hospitals, you have given us Comrade buses to ease our transport challenges, you have turned our public schools into paradise and given us free and qualitative education and so many other good things.”
Gerald, who also called on the governor to consolidate on the good works which he has started, said there was need for the governor to improve the welfare of Edo State students especially in the areas of scholarship, bursary grants and infrastructure development in institutions of higher learning in the state.
Similarly, students of the state-owned tertiary institutions – Ambrose Ali University (AAU) Ekpoma, Colleges of Education- Ekiadolor and Igueben and the Institute of Management and Technology, Usen had repeatedly lamented the lack of infrastructure across the schools.
Students of AAU have charged Governor Oshiomhole to constitute credible management staff strictly on competence, integrity, and sound academic acumen. They faulted the continued acting capacity of the Vice-Chancellor of the school.
Just as they also called on the management to commence the process of SUG election to pave the way for a substantive executive to pilot affairs of their union against the backdrop of care-taker-committee running students affairs of the institution.
Also among their demand is the downward review of the tuition fees of tertiary institutions in the state from N65,000 (AAU) and 35,000 (Colleges of Education) to considerable amount.
The Secretary-General of NANS (Zone B), Comrade Ekutu Richard said if this is done, many students and parents/ guardians would have a breath of fresh air.