Build our skills, empower us with Scholarships, Bursaries—NUASS

Build our skills, empower us with Scholarships, Bursaries—NUASS

By Charles Emenike, Awka

A coalition of Anambra State Students across the country’s Monotechnics, Colleges of Education, Polytechnics and Universities under the auspices of National Union of Anambra State Students (NUASS) has solicited for the state government support to carter for their various academic needs.

NUASS, who spoke through their National Executive President, Comrade Uzoma Ferdinand Ibekwe, and their Senate President (leader of their legislative chamber), Senator Ezeanyichie Jude Uchenna lamented that students of Anambra State extractions were skilled and talented academically and otherwise but financial constraints often prevent them from attaining their heights.

Speaking at the end of their first legislative sitting in Awka, Senator Ezeanyichie Jude Uchenna called on the government and relevant agencies to provide his versatile vibrant colleagues with scholarship, bursaries, capacity building workshops, empowerment and other incentives for them to excel while in the school and upon graduation as investment in human capital development were siquo non for wealth creation and industrialization.

Earlier, the NUASS Executive President, Uzoma Ferdinand Ibekwe, who was invited to address the legislative chamber, thanked them for deeming it fit to come together to attain a common goal, even as he enjoined them to remain united so as to achieve their myriads of dreams.

Reformist  reports that the first legislative sitting were attended by 3 students representatives of Institute of Management Technology (IMT) Enugu, Enugu State College of Education Technical (ESCT), University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN), University of Nigeria Enugu Campus (UNEC), University of Benin (UNIBEN), University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT), Federal Polytechnic Oko, Federal Polytechnic Nekede, Imo State University (IMSU), Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University (COOU), Delta State University (DELSU), etc.

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They also appointed a 5-man committee to champion their course at federal and state level as regards drafting and submission of letters for courtesy calls, and called for collaboration with the state Ministry of Education, Secretary to the State Government, Federal House of Representative and Senate to air their views to the government.


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