Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Reps Set To Pass Student Loan Bill For Higher Education

The speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, yesterday said the Lower Chamber is set to pass student loan bill.
The Speaker, who stated this during an interactive session with student leaders of Nigerian universities, organised by the National Institute of Legislative Studies, NILS, in Abuja, enjoined the students and Nigerian youths not to despair or feel helpless, despondent or marginalised. He told the students that in their hands laid the promise of a great nation that would emerge from the ashes of current travails, to create a Nigeria that everybody would be proud of. This is just as Leader of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, assured the 8th National Assembly, especially the House, would ensure the passage of Students Loan Bill to access higher education and give every student equal right to complete their education without financial hindrances. The Bill will be passed later this year.