The Kano State Government has spent N1.5 billion on payment of National Examination Council, NECO, registration fees of 57,000 students of various secondary schools in the state.
Press Secretary to the state Deputy Governor, Alhaji Ibrahim Shuaibu disclosed that Gov. Abba Yusuf made the offer at the commencement of the examinations at Rumfa College in the metropolis.
Represented by Gwarzo, Yusuf noted that payment of the fees was part of his government’s policy to reposition the educational sector for optimal performances.
He charged the benefiting students to put in their best for better results in the examination to justify government’s huge investment in their academic pursuit.
“You need to put in your best and remain committed so that you can come up with good results of the examination that can make the state and your family happy and proud of you”, Yusuf said.
In his remarks, the Commissioner for Education, Malam Umar Doguwa, announced that a committee was set up by the state to assess boarding schools earlier shut down with a view to reopening them.
He commended the state government for enhancing its schools feeding programme, saying more furniture would soon be provided to the schools.