NANS issues 48-hour ultimatum to institutions over student loan delays

From Fred Ezeh, Abuja

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has given a 48-hour ultimatum to institutions yet to upload or complete the process of uploading their students’ data on the Nigeria Education Loan Fund (NELFund) portal, known as the Student Verification System (SVS). NANS warns that failure to comply may result in unpleasant consequences.

In a statement released on Monday, NANS President, Lucky Emonefe, noted that NELFund set a deadline of July 12, 2024, for the submission of students’ data. He expressed concern that many students risk missing the opportunity to access loans due to their institutions’ inability to submit the required data to NELFund.

“NANS frowns at this development. This shows a lack of commitment and urgency on the part of the affected institutions. It’s disheartening to see that some institutions are not taking advantage of this limited opportunity for their students,” he said.

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Emonefe called on the management of these institutions to prioritise uploading their students’ data to the NELFund portal before the deadline. He emphasised that education is a fundamental human right and every student deserves access to financial support to further their studies.

He added that NANS would continue to monitor the situation closely and called on the remaining institutions to immediately ensure that all students have an equal opportunity to benefit from the loan scheme. “We will not stand by and allow any student to be denied access to education due to administrative negligence.

“Failure of the concerned institutions to make this provision available to the NELFund portal within the next 48 hours will leave us with the only option of rolling out our action plans against the erring institutions,” he warned.

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