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90 NYSC Awardees Called On FG To Come For Their Aid

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90 NYSC Awardees Called On FG To Come For Their Aid

90 NYSC Awardees Called On FG To Come For Their Aid

90 NYSC Awardees Called On FG To Come For Their Aid

By Dirisu Yakubu ABUJA-The National Association of President’s NYSC Awards Honored by President Muhammadu Buhari.

The association said 90 awards were still going to their postgraduate studies after they bagged government scholarship to study at any university of their choice.

Addressing a press conference on Monday, President of the Association, Jegede Immumoni lamented the agony the awards were made to face in the last couple of years, regretting that a gesture intended to build capacity of the youths is being allowed to go down the drain .

According to her, a total of 164 ex-corps members were conferred with the honor in 2015 (a combined award of 2012, 2013 and 2014), out of which the Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) selected 74, leaving 90 out of the cold; a development, she added, led to incessant agitation, but to no avail. 

90 NYSC Awardees Called On FG To Come For Their Aid

 

Following are the PTDF counterparts, who are fully enjoying the scholarship award, President Muhammadu Buhari commanded the Nigeria Ports Authority, PTDF and Nigeria Maritime Administration and the Safety Agency.

(NIMASA) and the Federal Scholarship Board to create a dedicated fund to sponsor the scholarship with immediate effect.

“Since June 2016 when President Buhari issued the order, the various agencies defied the directive.

The affected awards have been won over in the past by foreigners, and they have been struggling for the rest of the world. voice that will speak of them, “a part of the speech by Immumoni read.

The NYSC scholars who resumed their PhD programs at universities in the United Kingdom and the United States of America in 2014, stressing that though their scholarship funds had been fully replicated by the National Universities Commission (NUC) and the Tertiary Education (TETfund),

These scholars are currently stranded abroad with a backlog of unpaid tuitions and living expenses from one to two years.

“The second group of eleven awards started their PhDs in 2015. They are also stranded in the United Kingdom and the United States of America. Their tuition fees and living experiences have not been paid for over two years.

“Consequently, the association called on the President of the United States to resolve the issue of the successes in the funding of the Masters and PhDs of the awards, to enable them begins their studies without further delay.

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