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Students Threaten Mass Protest Over Bursary

Students Threaten Mass Protest Over Bursary

The Federation of Ekiti State Students Union has threatened to embark on a mass protest if Governor Kayode Fayemi fails to build a modern state library and pay their 2012 bursary, after 21 days.

The National President of FESSU, Olalere Abajingin, issued this threat in a statement made available to journalists on Sunday.

Abajingin said, “ That the annual bursary and scholarship award of 2012 be paid to the teeming beneficiaries within the next 21 days from the date of this release .

“Failure to comply with the above demand, the entire students of Ekiti State will be left with no other option than to make their grievances known through a well planned and coordinated public and mass protest that will be the father of all protests so far in the land. We give only 21 days!

“If Ekiti, which is hitherto known as ‘Fountain of Knowledge’ in the nation, could not boast of a well equipped Library with up-to-date technological features and Internet facilities rather than the merely dignified bookstore here in Ado Ekiti, then the question of woeful academic performances being experienced by our students at all levels is not crying for answers.”

Meanwhile, the state government has disbursed a sum of N21.9m to 450 students of Ekiti origin as part of the second batch of the 2010/2011 scholarship to students of tertiary institutions across the country.

A statement by Ekiti State Scholarship Board stated that the gesture was in line with the eight-point agenda of the present administration.

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