Adamawa state government pays N2.4 billion for west Africa examination, national examination council examinations

The Adamawa State Government has released N2.4 billion for payment of West African Examination (WAEC) and National Examination Council (NECO) registration fees for candidates in the state.

Penpushing reports that Chief Press Secretary to the Governor Humwashi Wonisikou, made this known on Monday adding that the government in same vein released over N500 million for the payment of scholarship allowance to indigenes of the state studying in tertiary institutions.

The Governor spokesperson explained that the amount would cover the examination registration fees for the current academic year, assuring that the tempo would be sustained, stressing that the administration is fully committed and determined to ease the burden of the payment of the fees on parents.

Penpushing further reports that Wonisikou said the the Governor Fintiri-led administration would continue to accord priority to education, emphasisng that it is a known fact that education is the bedrock of development

‘Education is the bedrock of development. Our administration is fully committed and determined to ease the burden of the payment of the fees on parents. We want to encourage our people to partake in farming while we sponsor the education of their children and wards’, he said.

Penpushing also reports that he disclosed 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, adding that the measure was aimed at cushioning the effect of the removal of fuel subsidy.

The press secretary stated 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 pointing out that the government was not unmindful of the effects of the current economic realities on the citizens.

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