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Gov. Ahmed Approves N60m For NECO, NABTEC Exams

Governor of Kwara State, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed

The Kwara State Government has approved N60m as registration fees for 6167 SCCE students in the forthcoming NECO and NABTEB examinations.  This brings to N120m the amount spent by the state government on payment of exam registration fees in 2013/2014.

Governor of Kwara State, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed

Governor of Kwara State, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed

The Executive Governor of Kwara State, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed who conveyed the decision via a memo to the state Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development, said the approval was given to increase access of indigent but deserving students to quality education in line with the administration’s Shared Prosperity programme.

‘This intervention is part of our continuing commitment to expanding access to quality education. No one should miss out on quality education because their parents cannot afford fees. We will continue to support students that show a commitment to excellence through good grades at all levels of education”, said Governor Ahmed in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Communications, Dr. Muyideen Akorede.

While urging the beneficiaries to justify the state government’s gesture by excelling in the forthcoming examinations, Governor Ahmed called on youths across the state to apply themselves to their education and vocations as tremendous opportunities for growth await the diligent and creative.

A breakdown of the figures shows that the 6167 beneficiaries are those who came out tops in the last State joint Mock Examinations held across the state.

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