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EKSG distributes 2,500 free JAMB forms to indigent students

By Bolanle Lawal

The Ekiti Government has distributed 2,500 free Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) E-Registration Pin to indigent students of Ekiti origin to encourage them pursue tertiary education.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Wife of Ekiti State Governor, Mrs Bisi Fayemi, announced this at the inauguration of the distribution exercise on Friday in Ado-Ekiti.

She observed that in spite of the huge financial implications of the programme, government would not relent in evolving good strategies to bequeath a remarkable legacy of qualitative education to the future leaders.

The governor’s wife expressed hope that the beneficiaries would reward the state government by preparing adequately for the examination and have outstanding results.

“You will recall that this administration distributed 3,000 forms in 2019, 2000 in 2020 and 2,500 in 2021 to students who met the criteria for the free forms,” Mrs Fayemi added.

Also, the State Commissioner for Education Science and Technology, Dr Bimpe Aderiye, lauded the government’s selfless services most especially in education sector through scholarship programmes and motivating excellence among students.

A representative of the State Agency for Adult and Non-Formal Education, Mrs Jolu Adejuwon, said the eligible indigent students were those with six credit passes at not more than a sitting either in NECO or WASSCE.

She urged the beneficiaries to maximise the opportunity to gain admission into their preferred higher institutions of learning and shun all forms of malpractices during the examination.

One of the beneficiaries, Oluyimide Ogundana, appreciated the government’s gesture on behalf of his colleagues and promised that the state would not be let down in the coming examination. (NAN)