The President of NANS, Amb. Chinonso Obasi in a statement described the new tuition fee as officially released by the school management as anti-people.
Obasi recalled that four years ago when he graduated in same institute his last tuition fee was N14,000, adding that it’s so embarrassing to see an official recommendation of about N81,000 and N91,000 respectively for old and new students.
“We understand that times are hard and the Nigerian economy isn’t stable, that notwithstanding, Nigerian students must not be used as a means of increasing internal generated revenue(IGR)” he stressed.
The NANS National President also pointed out that the act establishing PTI is exceptionally different from other conventional tertiary institutions in Nigeria .
In his statement, “PTI is a special institution whose mandate is to train specialized technicians to meet up the global competition in the oil and gas industry. Ordinarily, the millions of dollars claimed by the PTDF, Nigerian Government and TETFUND to train people abroad is suppose to be done in the Petroleum Training Institute(PTI) Effurun.
“My administration hope to partner with the PTI management to take advantage of the President Mohammadu Buhari anti corruption strides to expose the level of abandoned projects, infrastructural decay, lack of adequate training of teachers and poor Funding of the institute, wanting to feed fat on the harmless, helpless, marginalized and lawful Nigerian students” Obasi said.
He also called on the relevant stakeholders in PTI and the Minister of Petroleum Resources( Muhammadu Buhari) whom PTI is under his ministry for National Peace and Progress to advice the PTI management to unconditionally reverse “this devilish tuition fee schedule within 24hrs or the National Secretariat of NANS shall be relocated to the institute”.