The National Union of Lagos State Students (NULASS) says arrangements have been concluded to host no fewer than 10, 000 youths and students in a four-day conference to commemorate the 2021 International Students Day.
The union disclosed this in a statement jointly issued by its President, Shasanya Akinola and the Public Relations Officer, Hassan Abdulsalam, on Tuesday in Lagos.
According to the union, the conference will have the theme: “COVID-19 World: Unintended Consequences, Its impact on the Six Thematic Areas in the Third Millennium Common Era- Education, Technology, Economy & Governance , Security, Youth Development, Health & Environment and Culture”.
It said the programme, slated to hold from Nov. 15 to Nov. 18 in Lagos, was targeted at bridging the gap by creating suitable solutions and sustainable development to the problems faced as students and the state at large.
“This will be the first of its kind in the state and we are focused on young people for the participation in the UN 2030 and AU 2063 Agenda.
“The event will feature energetic presentations and enlightening workshops,” it said.
NULASS said the programme was in line with the objective of bringing the union closer to the people and rebranding its image.
“We urge all local chapters, students, NGOs, youths and secondary school students to start preparing and planning for this laudable event in the Atlantic city.
He said activities lined up for the event included a national walk for quality education and higher budgetary allocation for education, conference, Mr & Miss Eko beauty pageant and a dinner night.