The Executive Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has announced that the State Government wll henceforth pay the fees for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) forms for both indigenes and non-indigenes in the state.
According to the Governor, the gesture would commence with the 2020 UTME to be conducted by JAMB.
Speaking during a courtesy visit by the Registrar of JAMB at the Government House, Gov Wike said that Rivers government was committed to ensuring that the less-privileged students are not denied the opportunity to sit for the examination.
The governor also announced the allocation of land at the Greater Port Harcourt City to LAMB for the construction of its zonal office.
He allocated a block of offices to JAMB as their temporary office in the state, following the dilapidation of the current office. He also donated an operational vehicle to JAMB in the state.
Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, Registrar of the examination board, applauded Gov. Wike for his commitment to the development of education, especially his abolition of fees in secondary and primary schools in the state.