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Zulum Approves Payment of N152.6 Million For Borno Students WAEC Registration Fees

By Ahmed Abu, The Nigerian Voice, Maiduguri
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Governor Babagana Umara Zulum of Borno State has approved the release of N152.6 million for the payment of registration fees of twenty four thousand, three hundred and twenty three (.24,323) students from Borno State, who sat for the May/June 2019 West African Senior School Certificate Examinations conducted by the West African Examinations Council, WAEC.

Special Adviser on Public Relations and Strategy, Malam Isa Gusau disclosed this Friday, in a statement said the approval complies with an established sponsorship policy in which the state government contributes 45% cost of registration fees per student while parents and guardians contribute 25% with local government areas paying the balance of 30% for students of their councils.

Governor Zulum's approval, Gusau explained, followed a request made by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Mohammed Mustapha Abacha.

The Governor wishes that the students ‎who sat for the examinations make Borno proud by the time the 2019 results are out. He expects that contributions from the state and local government areas will inspire all pupils preparing towards future examinations to dedicate themselves to studies.

The Governor also expect that government efforts will encourage parents to play their critical roles to support the learning and good characters of their children and wards.

Professor Zulum also urged school administrators and teachers to be consistent in doing everything humanly possible to uphold high standard in teaching and the preparation of students for all examinations, especially towards the Senior School Certificates, which oftentimes, determine the professional future of citizens.