The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has implored Gov. Dapo Abiodun of Ogun to increase budgetary allocation to education in order not to compromise quality in the state owned institutions.
Mr Kehinde Simeon, the Chairman of NANS/Ogun Joint Campus Committee (JCC), made the appeal during a press conference in Abeokuta on Tuesday.
Simeon also urged the governor to increase subventions to public tertiary institutions in the state in order not to overburden indigent parents seeking to give their children education.
According to him, it was important for the state government to urgently come to the rescue of the institutions in view of the fact that schools have been shut down for over nine months during which no revenue was generated.
“It is important to note that, the government must urgently come to the rescue of the schools which have been shut for over nine months and during which the schools were not making any income.
“We know that the schools may want to put the burden on students and we consider this very unacceptable.
“Therefore, the government must come to the rescue of the schools by releasing more funds to them to run adequately.
“Furthermore, we expect that the state government will expedite the process of payment of bursary to indigenous students,” he said.
The NANS chairman said that the association would continue to do its best to ensure that the quality of education in the state was improved.
He said that the Gov. Dapo Abiodun administration since its assumption to office had not done badly in the sector.