The Civil Liberties Organization (CLO) has lauded President Bola Tinubu and members of the House of Representatives for reversal of Unity Schools fees increment of over 100 per cent.
The Chairman of CLO in Anambra, Mr Vincent Ezekwueme gave the commendation on Friday while speaking with our reporter in Enugu.
The controversy trailed Unity School students’ fees increment from N43,000 to N87,000 at its resumption in September, 2023.
Ezekwueme said that the CLO, alongside other patriots made passionate appeal to President Tinubu to out of patriotism and magnanimity, reverse the increment to avert more out of school children in the country.
According to him, to the glory of God, the President harkened to the cries of students, parents and Nigerians and has by the reversal, wiped away their tears.
He said: “This wise and patriotic decision has positive impacts on our students, parents and our educational system.
“It will be the greatest legacy if no Nigerian child will be out of school due to paucity of funds.
“CLO equally commends the house of representatives for their unique wisdom in passing a resolution, calling for reversal of Unity Schools fees increment and other patriotic Nigerians that supported the increment reversal.
“Education as best and greatest investment should be made available, affordable and accessible for all Nigerians.”
The CLO boss equally appealed to President Tinubu to complete the rescue mission in Unity School systems by ensuring removal of all unauthorised charges.
“We appeal to President Tinubu to extend such education saving policy to our universities and tertiary institutions and ensure easy access to Students’ Loan and remove all bottlenecks,” he said.