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  • Updated: May 24, 2023

Order Tertiary Institutions To Absorb Nigerian Students From Sudan, Reps Urge FG

Members of the House of Representatives have advised the Federal Government to direct tertiary institutions in the country to absorb Nigerian Students returning from war-ravaged Sudan.

Following the adoption of a motion of urgent public relevance sponsored by a lawmaker from Katsina, Sada Soli, during a plenary on Tuesday, the House passed the resolution.

According to Soli, the fleeing students are confused as to how to proceed with their education since there is no end in sight to the ongoing war in Sudan.

He, therefore, saw the need for the Federal Government's "swift intervention" to aid the absorption of the students into tertiary institutions across Nigeria.

Soli further noted that despite the willingness of some institutions to accept the students, the government's approval is necessary.

“In the face of the Ukraine/Russia war, there was a similar intervention whereby Nigerian students who fled from those countries were absorbed into tertiary institutions in Nigeria to continue their various educational programmes through the window, higher institutions transfer programme,” he said.

The lawmaker further urged the federal government to consider the quota systems imposed on certain courses such as law and medicine and waive them for the students concerned to enable them to continue their programmes pending the resolution of the Sudan crisis”.

The speaker of the lower legislative chamber, Femi Gbajabiamila conducted a voice vote, after which the motion was passed.

The House, therefore, directed the committee on tertiary education and services to ensure compliance and present a report within one week for further action.

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