Tuesday, January 18

NANS reviews constitution 40-years after formation

By: Awesome Ekene

National Association of Nigeria Students (NANS), has reviewed and adopted its Constitution, 40-years after its formation.

The exercise took place at the University of Port Hart Court; in Rivers State, over the weekend, during it’s 66th Senate meeting

President of the Senate of NANS, Comrade Chuks Okafor, in a statement in Awka, on Monday, said review of the constitution become necessary in view of growing insecurity and threats exposing the fragility of the Nigerian state and to give financial autonomy to members.

Stressing further, Comrade Okafor, said the constitution was unanimiously adopted by members to meet up with the realities of the present times during the National Convention.

He said, “We must acknowledge that the situation in Nigeria demands a quick review of the constitution to help protect Nigeria Students.

“NANS reviewed and adopted her constitution; delineating it according to geo-political zones. It is a giant stride to move the Association forward.”

Okafor noted that the Port Harcourt 2021 declaration under his leadership has come to stay.

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He said items in the adopted Constitution included; the financial Independence of the students both home and abroad, to promote and encourage the socio-cultural and intellectual interests of members, to act as the representative of members at any given circumstances, to maintain good relationship with the Nigeria Universities and to be the recognized liaison between members and the University authorities in the country, to promote and protect the educational interests and welfare of students, to protect/secure the fundamental rights and privileges of members, mostly students and to promote/protect the good name of NANS (Senate), at all times.

Okafor, gave Justice, Peace and Academic Excellence as the Motto, Objectives of NANS.

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