The Executive Governor of Borno State, Prof. Babagana Zulum, has approved N152.6 million for registration fees of over 24,000 indigenous students of the state.
A statement by the governor’s special adviser on Public Relations and Strategy, Isa Gusau over the weekend, made it known that the beneficiaries are those who sat for the May/June 2019 West African Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE).
He explained that the approval by the Governor was in line with an established sponsorship policy in which the state government contributes forty-five per cent cost of registration fees per student.
Gusau noted that parents and guardians contribute twenty-five per cent while Local Government Areas pay the balance of thirty per cent for students of their councils.
He also made it known that the approval followed a request by the Permanent Secretary of the State Ministry of Education, Mohammed Abacha.
Gusau revealed that the Governor believes the contributuins from the state government and the LGAs would inspire all pupils preparing towards future examinations to dedicate themselves to studies.
He said the Governor urged school administrators and teachers to be consistent in doing everything humanly possible to uphold a high standard in teaching and the preparation of students for all examinations, especially towards the Senior School Certificates which often determine the professional future of citizens.