The President of the National Association Of Nigerian Students (NANS), Republic of Turkey zone, has urged the Zamfara State administration to listen to the concerns of some state students studying in various institutions in North Cyprus.
The zone explained in a statement made available to Daily Independent and signed by its President, Comrade Opeoluwa Seun Ojekemi, that the 90 students who face expulsion and repatriation were on scholarships sponsored by the Zamfara State government at a high-profile institution in North Cyprus.
The statement said in part, “A group of determined and promising Nigerian students sent abroad by the Zamfara State government to a prestigious university in North Cyprus to pursue their education and become future leaders, now find themselves in dire straits”… due to incapacity of the sponsors to pay their school fees.
“The students, who have worked tirelessly to excel in their studies, are now facing the prospect of being sent home by the overseas educational institution due to mounting unpaid fees…”
In the statement, the union appealed to the Zamfara State Government to help the innocent students who are being held prisoner by circumstances beyond their control.