No fewer than 65 Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) students who graduated from the IDPs” camp secondary school in Edo state are to write the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) conducted by Joint Admission and Matriculation Board this year. The Coordinator of the camp, Pastor Solomon Folorusho, disclosed this on Monday while speaking with journalists on the challenges facing the students as schools are about to resume at the camp in Uhogua community in Ego local government of the Edo state.
He further disclosed that about 200 students would also write examinations conducted by the National Examination Council (NECO) and West African School Certificate Examination.
” As the students are going to resume schools here, we have challenges of writing materials like notebooks, textbooks, mathematical sets calculators, pencils and biros among others,”
He added, “we need those materials because 65 IDPS students are go to write UTME while about 200 will write Senior Secondary Certificate Examination organised by NECO and WASC this year. We need to prepare them for the examinations hence we called for financial assistance to see them through the examinations,”
While lamenting the difficulty faced by the students who had gone to the JAMB registration centre severally without sucess, he appealed to the JAMB authority to come to the aid of the IDPS as they finding it difficult to transport them to the registration centre.