23 December 2015

Nigeria: Buhari Declares Free Science Education

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National Assembly

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured that there will be free education for science, technology and education students in tertiary institutions.

Buhari gave the assurance yesterday while presenting the 2016 Appropriation Bill to a joint session of the National Assembly.

Buhari stressed that this would indeed mark a historic milestone for us as a nation.

He said his administration would unveil a conditional cash transfer programme for the poorest and most vulnerable.

The president said the full programme would be presented in the coming weeks and that it would be home-grown public primary school feeding.

"Furthermore, through the office of the Vice President, we are working with various development partners to design an implementable and transparent conditional cash transfer program for the poorest and most vulnerable.

"This program will be implemented in phases. Already, the compilation of registers of the poorest persons is ongoing," he said.

He explained that "in the coming weeks, we will present the full programme which will include our home-grown public primary school feeding and free education for science, technology and education students in our tertiary institutions."

"Indeed, this will mark a historic milestone for us as a nation," he said.

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