The Sokoto State Government has said it will soon release N268 million for the settlement of examination fees of 23,000 Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE) candidates for the 2016/2017 academic session.
Governor Aminu Tambuwal made this known when the Registrar of the National Examinations Council (NECO), Prof. Charles Uwakwe, paid him a courtesy call at the Government House, Sokoto.
He said this was part of the state government’s resolve to ensure that eligible students acquire tertiary education, adding that it is also aimed at discouraging out of school children syndrome.
“We are determined to ensure that our students acquire higher education and that is why the government deemed it necessary to pay the examination fees for them,” Tambuwal said.
He noted that as part of its free education agenda, the state government also settled the examination fees of 22,000 students with N261 million that sat for NECO examination in the state last year.