The Student Loan Bill, which offers loans to needy Nigerian students without interest, has been signed into law by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu (GCFR).
Recall that Tinubu pledged throughout his campaign to provide student loans as a means of advancing the educational sector and enhancing the capabilities of young people.
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Tinubu made the promise at the British Royal Institute in London.
“Youths are the greatest asset of tomorrow,” Tinubu said in Chatham House while fielding questions from participants at the event.
He said that they will be part of his “all-inclusive” government, pointing to the Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
“The education system is to change. We would overhaul it and tinker with some areas with the philosophy that no one would be left behind. There will be student loans for all. We are going to reform the Almajiri system, We are equally going to build more schools, recruit more teachers and train them,” Tinubu said.
He claimed that, if elected, his government would also establish technological hubs where young people could learn digital skills to better hone their leadership abilities.
“Youths can even develop technological languages on their own and make a better 21st-century approach to governance in Nigeria,” he claimed.
The program on Monday included national security, international and economic issues, among others.
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