BREAKING: Tinubu signs student loan bill into law

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President Bola Tinubu on Wednesday signed the Student Loans (Access to Higher Education) Act (Repeal and Re-Enactment) Bill, 2024, into law.

This comes after separate considerations by both the Senate and the House of Representatives of the report of the Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TETFund.

President Tinubu at the brief ceremony said that the main aim of the new law was  to ensure that Nigerian children are not denied the right to education which he described as the tool to effectively fight against poverty.

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He said, “I have just signed a bill proclaiming the student loan effectively. First of all, I must thank members of the National Assembly for their expeditious handling of this bill considering the children of Nigeria, that education is the tool to fight against poverty effectively.

“We are determined to ensure that education is given the proper attention necessary for the country including skills development programmes. This is to ensure that no one, no matter how poor their background is, is excluded from quality education and opportunity to build their future.

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“We are here because we are all educated and were helped. In the past, we have seen a lot of our children drop out of colleges and given up the opportunity.

“That is no more, the standard and the control is there for you to apply no matter who you are as long as you are a Nigerian citizen.”

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