Students give Kaduna govt ultimatum over scholarship
The National Association of Kaduna State Students (NAKASS) has given the state government 21 days to pay its members their years scholarship allowances or have the state’s institutions shut down.
Speaking at a news briefing held in Kaduna, Secretary General of the association, Jeremiah Gwaza said: “It has been three(3) Academic Sessions now without a penny from the state government to help Kaduna State Students augment for the high cost of living in most school environment around the country.
“This has brought a perilous experience to a lot of students, as a result of this ordeal over 73,632 students are subjected to various forms of hardship and challenges ranging from Tuition Fees which has led to deferment of sessions, Semester and in some cases even withdrawal.
“We also demand the refund of 500 Naira paid to the scholarship board by almost 50,000 students to purchase scholarship forms which was never granted, payment should be made to their personal accounts as we all know some of them have graduated and others even are no more,“he said.
Efforts to get the response of the state government were not successful.