December 4, 2012

Free Education: Imo Students Threaten to Sue Okorocha

Free Education: Imo students threaten to sue Okorocha

STUDENTS from Imo State in the various institutions of learning in the country under the aegis of the National Association of Imo State Students (NAISS) have threatened to drag Governor Rochas Okorocha to court over what they called complications following the new free education policy of his administration.

At the end of an extra-ordinary meeting of the representatives of the students nationwide at the Whiteview Hotels in Awka at the weekend, their President, Celestine Uzoma, told journalists that they had resolved to take the governor and the House of Assembly to court for alleged deceit and misinformation that cheques for the free education programme had been given to traditional rulers of all the communities in the state.

The students had been urged to get in touch with their monarchs, but were dismayed to learn that no such cheques were given to them to disburse.

According to the students, all efforts to have audience with the governor had been frustrated by the Director General, Students Affairs, to the governor, hence they passed a vote of no confidence on the official. They consequently called for establishment of Bureau of Students Affairs to handle issues affecting students from the state.

The meeting, with representatives from different institutions in the country, directed the national president and his executive to convoke a general assembly and world press conference within three weeks to address them on the matter.

Source: Businessday

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