NAPS Repositions, Decries Failing Learning Infrastructures, Hardships Among Students, Citizens,

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The National Association of Polytechnic Students (NAPS) South West Zone has called on the federal government to stop the level of decadence of learning infrastructures in the nation’s tertiary institutions, especially in the Polytechnic education sector.

NAPS is the umbrella body for all students in the Polytechnics, Monotechnics, Colleges of Statistics, Cooperative Colleges, Colleges of Health Sciences and allied institutions awarding National Diploma (ND) and Higher National Diploma (HND) within the South West States of the Federation.

The association had in a communique issued at the end of its South West Zone convention held in Osogbo, Osun State frowned at the spate of tuition hikes in institutions attended by its members, saying that every anti-student policy capable of frustrating students and forcing them to drop out of school are hereby rejected.

In the communique jointly signed by Comrade Olufemi Obalola, NAPS Head of Government/ Chairman Communique Drafting Committee/and Comrade Lawal Faidou, Secretary Communique Drafting Committee, the zone condemned the neglect and decadence of learning infrastructures at the polytechnic education sector and advocated for an urge intervention.

” ….the level of decadence of infrastructure on our campuses is alarming, the Zone urged managements to build more hostel accommodation, library, well-equipped hospital and other infrastructures to help better the life of students on campus.

NAPS which commended President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for an increase in the education budget called on the federal government to halt the decline in the value of the naira, skyrocketing prices of food items and cost of living, saying more students are now facing hard times.

Speaking further on the state of the nation, NAPS in the communique decried the increasing wave of kidnappings across the country that has led to increased pain, anguish and bitterness among citizens.

At the end of the maiden zonal convention, NAPS South-West ratified the new structure of the association that converted the Office of the VP South-West to Coordinator.

In the outcome of the election, the following offices were returned elected Comrade Obasanya Johnson, Coordinator of The Federal Polytechnic Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Comrade Oloyede Hassan as Deputy Zonal Coordinator at Federal Polytechnic Ilaro, Ogun state, Comrade Olawale Ridwan as Secretary-General for
Federal Polytechnic Ile-Oluji, Ondo state and Comrade Yakubu Zainab as the Assistant Secretary-General, YABATECH, Lagos, among others.

The convention chairman commended the congress and stakeholders for the peaceful convention/election, the State Security Service (SSS), the Nigeria Police Force led by the Commissioner of Police, Osun State Command, CP Bzigu Dali Kwazhi, for his fatherly role and support.

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