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Published On: Sun, Dec 2nd, 2012

Imo Students Issue 21 Day Ultimatum To Okorocha


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Students of Imo State origin in the various secondary and tertiary institutions of learning in the country under the aegis of the National Association of Imo State Students (NAISS) have threatened to drag Gov Rochas Okorocha to court over complications following the new free education policy of his administration.

Rising from an extra-ordinary Senate meeting of the representatives of all the students nationwide at the Whiteview Hotels in Awka, at the weekend, the President-Comrade Celestine Uzoma told journalists that they have resolved to take the governor and the state Assembly to court for deceit and misinformation that cheques for the free education programme have been given to traditional rulers of all the communities in the state.

The directive had urged the students to get in touch with their monarchs, but was dismayed to learn that no such monies were given to them to disburse.

They noted that all efforts to have audience with the governor had been frustrated by the director’s General Students Affairs to the Governor, hence passed a vote of no confidence on the officer. They consequently called for the creation of Bureau on Students to tackle issues and matters affecting students in the state.

The meeting with representatives from different institutions in the country directed the national president and his executive to convoke a general assembly and world press conference within three weeks to address them on the state of affairs.

Another representative from Federal polytechnic Oko, Comrade Achuonye Nnanedu said that if Gov Okorocha has forgotten his campaign promises, they would remind him in the courtroom.

They lamented that some of their members who traveled home for the bogus bursary got involved in road accident.

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