President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has assured that under his administration, no student would drop out of tertiary institutions due to inability to pay tuition.
Tinubu also assured that his government would provide the necessary resources to educational institutions to enable them to carry out their responsibilities.
The president, represented by Professor King-David Terna Yawe from the National Universities Commission (NUC), disclosed this on Saturday at the 33rd convocation ceremony of the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) in Ondo State.
Acknowledging the challenges facing the education sector, Mr Tinubu highlighted the Student Loan Bill he recently enacted as evidence that his government is committed to supporting students.
He said: “My government will not shirk its responsibilities in this area. We will guarantee that educational institutions receive the necessary resources to effectively carry out their statutory responsibilities.
“One of my first actions as President of Nigeria was to sign the Student Loan Bill into law to put this into action.
“Under my leadership, and as I have outlined in my manifesto, no student will be forced to drop out of school due to an inability to pay tuition,” Tinubu assured.