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  • Updated: December 22, 2022

2023: Five Years Will Be Five Years, Obi Tells Students

2023: Five Years Will Be Five Years, Obi Tells Students

Peter Obi

The Presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, has assured that students will not spend more than the expected number of years in the university if he is elected president in 2023.

Obi also promised adequate funding for the education sector to make sure students graduate from school in good time.

Obi gave the assurance in a statement following a town Hall meeting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

The candidate maintained that issues with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) would not affect the students under his watch. 

“I will not allow them to make you stay eight years for a five year course; five years will be five years.

”If I have a problem with ASUU it is between me and them. You shouldn’t suffer for our disagreement.

“As president, I will participate in the running of the universities ,I assure you that when i become president I will visit at least 10 universities in a year.

”I visited over 500 secondary schools when I was a governor in Anambra and all their school prefects have my phone number and I deal with them directly,” he said.

Obi said he would ensure that the system functions, stating that it would be the reason for being elected. 

The LP candidate further said his administration would consider the youths and women, without leaving out of the old people completely.

“This government is going to be youth and women government; the old people will be there as advisers, they will guide us, we will respect them but the youth will spearhead it,” he said.

Obi pledged to increase education funding, grant autonomy to universities and also grant loans to students and ensure that the persistent strike is completely called off.

The candidate also met with traditional rulers of Rivers State in their Chambers and was received by the their chairman, His Majesty, King Dsndedon Douglas Jaja, the Amanyanbo of Opobo.

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