ASUU and Nigerian youths protest move to Amend TETFUND bill by Reps  



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It was a display of smartness yesterday at the House of Representatives in the one day public hearing of the committee on Tertiary Education and Service.

The commencement of yesterday public hearing was cut short by the chairman on Education Hon. GBAJABIAMILA due to the ongoing constitutional amendment in the senate.

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The public  hearing that was cut short angered some  stakeholders in the sector and which led to so many display of protest banner accompanied with loud solidarity chant.

Conscience Radio gathered that, the protesting youths were angered with the tertiary education trust fund (TETFUND) review bill on the table of the Honourable members.


 

According to available information, the reviewed bill will empower the executive to fund private universities with public fund, fund meant to fund public schools, the chanting youths also alleged that, most of this planned to be funded universities are owned by some Churches , Politicians ,  member of the House of  Reps and their friends.

 

Effort to get a committee member to talk to Conscience Radio proved abortive and information from the office of the clerk House committee on tertiary education and service says the public hearing is hereby postponed till further notice.

The protest was addressed by Comrade Abiodun Aremu the secretary of Joint Action Front and Dimeji Macaulay zonal coordinator of Education Rights Campaign (ERC) . The both reject the bill to amend  the TETFUND to allow private universities to get fund and promise mass action if the house members try to amend it.

 


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