The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has commended the move by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) to make the registration process for people living with disabilities (PLWD) free, News About Nigeria reports.
The President of NANS, Comrade Lucky Emonefe, made this known on Monday, stating that the initiative was a confirmation that President Bola Tinubu is out to fulfil his promises of the Renewed Hope Agenda.
He noted that the President has, since his assuming office in May 2023, brought a lot of transformation to the various sectors of the country, and education is not left out.
He added that this is a testament to the viability of the Renewed Hope promised to Nigerians and students by the Tinubu-led administration and also a testimony to the fact that more developments and transformations that will benefit a lot of Nigerian students are on the way
Emonefe also lauded the JAMB Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, for the new policy, noting that it is an unusual wave in the history of education in Nigeria for a government agency or ministry to offer such a magnanimous offer and put into consideration the welfare of the less privileged in the country.
He maintained that the move by the Matriculation Board is a step in the right direction and worthy of commendation, especially at this time when the country is facing economic challenges.
He, therefore, urged other stakeholders in the country to emulate this initiative by JAMB and take into consideration the precarious situation of the country’s economy as a result of global inflation, when making their policies.