Abdullahi Ganduje, the Executive Governor of Kano State, has directed that students inpublic schools who failed the qualifying examination will now be sponsored to register for the National Examination Council (NECO).
Muhammad Garba, the state Commissioner for Information, Youth and Culture, who issued the statement to journalist in Kano, said that the gesture was part of the government’s efforts to support parents in the payment of examination fees of their children.
The Commissioner said that the sum of N424,952,000 at N11,000 per head will be spent for a total number of 38,632 students as registration fees.
According to the statement, the development is also part of the administration’s avowed commitment to ensuring that the less-privileged enjoy smooth education.
Garba reiterated that the state government will not relent in its determination to bequeathing the best of education to its citizens at all levels, warning all principals of secondary schools to desist from taxing students before collecting his/her examination results as it is being alleged, pointing out that the state government will soon launch an investigation to find out the veracity of the accusation.
He urged parents and guardians to join hands with the state government to ensure that their children/wards not only get the desired education but are also inculcated with good morals for the betterment of the society.
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