Students Loan: NELFUND to publish list of Institutions with verifiable data

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The Nigerian Education Loan Fund (NELFUND) plans to publish a comprehensive list of universities that have provided complete student data.

Nasir Ayitogo, the Fund’s Head of Media and Public Relations, stated that the list would be submitted to the NELFUND Student Verification System (SVS) portal on June 24, 2024.

Ayitogo stated that publishing a list of both federal and state-owned institutions will ensure transparency and encourage equal access and participation in the scheme for both undergraduate applicants and tertiary institutions in the critical exercise.

The Fund praised many federal institutions for completing the exercise, while state-owned institutions are still uploading data to NELFUND SVS.

Ayitogo expressed satisfaction over the cooperation NELFUND has so far received from tertiary institutions, at both state and federal levels across the nation.

“In order for applicants to be able to access the fund, the individual’s details must feature in the institution’s submitted data 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 correlation or matching of JAMB numbers, Matriculation numbers, and Admission numbers as well as applicants’ full names and dates of birth, will support the evaluation process.

“Applicants are urged to enter their data into the portal accurately when applying, and to ensure that their email addresses are entered without error,” he said.

He expressed delight at the cooperation NELFUND has so far received from the tertiary institutions, at both state and federal levels across the nation.