The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) Bauchi zone has once again stated its intention to reject student loans.

In order to help students pay for college, it decided to offer grants.

The Bauchi zonal coordinator of ASUU, Associate Professor Lazarus Maigoro, said this on Saturday.

According to Maigoro, the Bauchi zone of ASUU is now compiling data on high-risk students who may not complete the current academic year.

He claims they did this in the hopes that the government would reconsider its loan-issuing policy and consider offering grants instead.

“Who will pay the loan? That is the question,” he stated. Those who are unable to access it will inevitably face what?

“Students’ academic performance will suffer as a result of the psychological anguish they will experience as a result of the loan while they are still enrolled in school.

“It is unbearable for them emotionally and mentally to think that they would graduate with a loan of N4 million or more and not be able to repay it.”

Earlier in his welcoming remarks, Comrade Ibrahim Inuwa, chairperson of the ATBU branch, assured the audience that ASUU will uphold its social responsibility by advocating for the common cause of high-quality higher education.

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