Sunday, September 11, 2011

Niger Delta Students Cry for Help

Daily Trust
9 September 2011

Yenagoa — Tertiary Students under the umbrella of Niger Delta Students Union say they would continue to plead with the Federal Government until the education needs of the region are met.

Speaking on behalf of the students at the end of a forum organized by the union to brainstorm on the way forward for polytechnics and monotechnics education in the area, the president, Jeremiah Genesis said until they are sufficiently accorded the rights due them, they would not stop agitating.

The demands, he said include, giving a facelift to hostel facilities in the institution, paying more attention to human capacity development, and provision of adequate infrastructure to ensure a conducive learning atmosphere.

He lamented that the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and the Ministry of Niger Delta were focusing on universities in the area at the expense of monotechnics and polytechnics, thereby creating a gap between the two.

Such preference, the student leader noted is detrimental to the development of human capacity.

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