The National a. ssociation of
Nigerian Students (NANS) has
commended the Federal
Government for launching the
Presidential Scholarship Award.
However, the students want more
than 100 underprivileged
students to benefit from it.
In a statement by its National
President, Comrade Dauda
Muhammed, NANS said the
presidential award should be
expanded to accommodate
beyond the 100 indigent
students which it targets.
The statement reads: “We must
particularly appreciate the
recently launched Presidential
Scholarship Award which at
inception is giving at least a 100
students support to fulfill their
“We urge the Federal
Government to consider the dire
need to expand the scope of the
award and other supportive
package that can a. ssist
students, particularly the
indigent ones in having more
access to education. This is surely
key to our development as a
“While we are continuously
confronted with an increasing
demand for the improved
commitment of the government
of Nigeria to the educational
sector, we must, but at this point,
commend the dedication of the
present administration and the
leadership of the Federal Ministry
of Education headed by Prof
Ruqqayat Ahmed-Rufa’i for
their improved effort at ensuring
qualitative education and the
upward review in
commitment being made by the
government to education.”