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Twelve Tertiary Institutions Submit Students Loan Data To NELFUND

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An additional 12 state-owned tertiary institutions have submitted data to the student loan application portal of Nigerian Education Loan Fund (NELFUND).

Recall that 36 institutions had earlier been cleared for their students to apply for the loan.

A statement signed by the Head, Media and Public Relations of NELFUND, Nasir Ayitogo, on Wednesday, said with the latest addition, the total number of participating state government-owned tertiary institutions has now risen from the initial 36 announced earlier to 48.

The statement reads, “The Management of Nigerian Education Loan Fund (NELFUND) is delighted to announce the onboarding of an additional twelve state government-owned tertiary institutions to the student loan application portal.

“This expansion comes following the successful submission and verification of data completeness and accuracy required from the institutions.

“With this latest addition, the total number of participating state government-owned tertiary institutions has now increased from the initial 36 announced earlier to 48. Students data from 121 institutions is outstanding.”

Speaking on the development during a courtesy call on Governor Ademola Adeleke in Oshogbo, NELFUND Managing Director, Mr Akintunde Sawyerr expressed his immense gratitude to all who have submitted their data so far, and gave special recognition to the Osun governor for his exemplary leadership in this regard.

The Fund urged all institutions that are yet to submit their students data to the Student Verification Portal (SVS) of the fund to kindly do so to enable their students benefit from the scheme.

It also called on states who’s data have been captured and successfully uploaded to urgently sensitize their students to apply, thereby bringing succour to students who are struggling financially.

The newly onboarded institutions are Abia State Polytechnic, Benue State University, Makurdi, College of Education, Waka-Biu, University of Medical and Applied Sciences Enugu State and Aliko Dangote University of science and Technology Wudil, Kano State.

The rest are Kwara Polytechnic, Lagos State University of Science and Technology, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida Uniersity Lapai, Niger State, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Abraham Adesanya Polytechnic, Taraba State Polytechnic and Yobe State University.