By Maryam Abeeb, Abuja
The National Association of Nigerian Students has called on state governors in the South-West to declare a state of emergency on education.
This call was made by the South-West Coordinator of NANS, Kowe Abiodun in a statement released in Abeokuta, capital of Ogun State.
Abiodun noted that education remained the bedrock of any nation’s development, saying that a state of emergency in the sector would go a long way in saving the future of the youths in the geopolitical zone.
He stated that it was important for the state governors to, as a matter of urgency and collective interest, convey a joint meeting to collectively examine the state of education in the region.
“NANS frowns at the state of education in the region and calls for immediate collective declaration of state of emergency by the governors of South-West states,’’ he said.
Abiodun commended the governors for their roles in fighting crime and putting an end to the alarming rate of kidnapping in the region, through a well-structured joint security outfit, named “AMOTEKUN.’’
He called on the governors to see the need to rescue the education sector in South-West from its current situation