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Adamawa Pays N2.4bn WASSCE, NECO Fees For Students



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The Adamawa Government says it is spending N2.4bn to register final year secondary school students for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination and the National Examination Council.

Governor Ahmadu Fintiri’s Press Secretary, Mr Humwashi Wonisikou, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria in Yola on Monday.

Wonisikou said that the amount would cover the examination registration fees for the current academic year, assuring that the tempo would be sustained.

“Our administration is fully committed and determined to ease the burden of the payment of the fees on parents,” he said.

Wonisikou said the government had also released over N500m for the payment of scholarship allowance to the indigenes of the state studying in tertiary institutions.

He said that the Fintiri-led administration would continue to accord priority to education, as it believed that “Education is the bedrock of development.”

Wonisikou said that the state government had also disbursed N50,000 each to 10,000 women and youth to be able to engage in small-scale businesses and farming.

He said that the measure was aimed at cushioning the effect of the removal of fuel subsidy.

The press secretary said that the grant would be done in phases, adding that another 10,000 youth would also benefit from the scheme in the next three months.

“We want to encourage our people to partake in farming while we sponsor the education of their children and wards,” he said.


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