ASUU strike: Kwara to offer free transport to students attending school in the north


The Kwara state government has said it will provide free transport for in-state tertiary students studying in the north.

In a statement issued Tuesday by Mansurat Amuda-Kannike, the press secretary of the Kwara Ministry of Higher Education, interested students are expected to report for documentation on Saturday, which is the departure date.

ASUU recently suspended his eight months of industrial action after the court of Appeal Board in Abuja ordered the union to call off the strike.

Amuda-Kannike said the state government is providing the free ride to ease the burden on students and their guardians.

“To demonstrate its favorable disposition to the plight of the students, the Kwara State Government under the kind leadership of Mall. Abdulrahman AbdulRazaq has offered free transportation to all interested students from higher education institutions in the northern axis of the country when university activities resume,” the statement read.

“The Commissioner for Higher Education, Dr Alabi Afees Abolore revealed this yesterday during a meeting in Ilorin.

“Dr. Abolore said that the administration led by Mallam Abdulrahman AbdulRazaq was extending the dividends of democracy to students in Kwara State at tertiary institutions across the country.

“He explained that concerned students traveling North should report for brief documentation on the same day of departure at the Ministry of Higher Education premises along Offa Road, GRA, Ilorin on Saturday, October 29 2022 at 6:30 a.m. a m.”


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