The President of the National Association Of Nigerian Students (NANS), Republic of Turkey zone has appealed to the Zamfara State government to heed the calls of some students from the state studying in various institutions in North Cyprus.
The zone, in a statement made available to Daily Independent and signed by its President, Comrade Opeoluwa Seun Ojekemi explained that the students numbering 90, that stand the risk of being thrown out of schools and repatriated, were on scholarships sponsored by the Zamfara State government in a high profile institution in North Cyprus.
The statement read in parts: “A group of determined and promising Nigerian students sent abroad to a prestigious university in North Cyprus by the Zamfara State government to pursue their education and become future leaders, now find themselves in dire straits”… due to inability of the sponsors to pay their educational bills.
“The students, who have been working tirelessly to excel in their studies, now face the threat of being sent back home by the overseas educational institution due to mounting unpaid fees…”
The union, in the statement, appealed to the Zamfara State Government to come to the aid of the helpless students that are hostage by circumstances beyond their control.