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Student loan: NELFund to announce institutions that submitted complete student data June 24

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The Nigerian Education Loan Fund (NELFund) has said that it would publish the full list of institutions that have submitted their complete student data as requested by the agency for upload onto the its Student Verification System.

NELFund, on Thursday, said the list would be published on 24 June 2024.

This list of both Federal and state owned institutions will be published to ensure transparency and to encourage due access and participation in the scheme, of both undergraduate applicants and tertiary institutions in this critical exercise, the Fund said in a statement by its Head of Media, Nasir Ayitogo.

‘It is commendable that many federal institutions have already completed the exercise has been the first wave, whilst the process of uploading the data to NELFUND SVS is currently ongoing for the state-owned institutions

‘For applicants to be able to access the fund, the individual’s details must feature in the institution’s submitted data set sent to the NELFUND SVS, where automatic applicant verification can then occur seamlessly.

‘Failure to have this verification would invalidate the application process and disadvantage applicants. It is therefore critical that the information provided by the tertiary institutions is not only complete but also accurate”, the Fund said.

On 3 April, President Bola Tinubu signed the Student Loans (Access to Higher Education) Act (Repeal and Re-Enactment) Bill, 2024, into law.

The assent was sequel to the separate considerations by both the Senate and the House of Representatives of the report of the Committee on Tertiary Institutions and the Tertiary Education Trust Fund.

The executive bill titled, ‘A bill for an Act to repeal the Students Loans (Access to Higher Education) Act, 2023 and Enact the Student Loans (Access to Higher Education) Bill, 2004 to Establish the Nigerian Education Loan Fund as a body corporate to receive, manage and invest funds to provide loans to Nigerians for higher education, vocational training and skills acquisition and related matters,’ was signed in the presence of the leadership of the National Assembly, ministers and major stakeholders of education.

The Act empowers the Nigeria Education Loan Fund to provide loans to qualified Nigerian students for tuition, fees, charges and upkeep during their studies in approved public tertiary institutions and vocational and skills acquisition establishments in the country.

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