International Students’ Day: NANS Lagos Celebrates Students, Says Good Education Transforms Lives, Society


As students in Nigeria join their counterparts across the world to mark International Students’ Day, the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has advocated for a collective effort.

International Students’ Day is a global observance of the student community, held annually on 17 November.

The leadership of NANS JCC, Lagos Axis made the call in a statement sent to Daily Independent, saying that a collective effort could pave the way for a world where education is not just a privilege but a fundamental right.

The statement signed by Comrade Idris stated that the day serves as a global acknowledgement of the crucial role that students play in shaping the future.

“As we celebrate the diversity of cultures, ideas, and aspirations within the student community, let us also reflect on the challenges that students face worldwide.

“Our educational journey is a shared experience that transcends borders, and we must unite to address common issues affecting students globally. Education is the cornerstone of progress, and as the leaders of tomorrow, students bear the responsibility of fostering positive change in our society.”

The association reaffirmed its commitment to promoting quality education, advocating for the rights of students, and fostering an environment that encourages intellectual growth and innovation, saying the day recognizes the power of education in transforming lives and societies.

NANS called on students, educators, policymakers, and the community at large to join hands in creating and maintaining a good educational system and environment that nurtures the potential of each student.

It added, “Over the months, we’ve been able to achieve some notable feats that include forging S
Strategic collaboration with Presspayng to ease the financial burden on Lagos State students, the establishment of a student union in Lagos State College of Nursing at Igando.

Others are the establishment of a Direct Line of Communication with security operatives in Lagos and advocating for the reinstatement of the UNILAG Students’ Union.

He listed other agenda of NANS Lagos JCC to include a security summit, tour of campus/mentorship, annual students leadership retreat, tertiary institution sports festival and beyond students certificate programme, among others.

He added, “Happy World International Students Day to all students, and may our shared pursuit of knowledge continue to inspire positive change in the world.”


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