By: UMAR FARUK, Gusau
Governor Bello Mohammed of Zamfara State has promised to settle the outstanding payment of N1.3 billion NECO examination fees.
Speaking at a special Sallah dinner organised for orphans, Governor Mohammed said his administration would ensure settlement of all outstanding examination fees.
He lamented that the non payment of the examination fees by the previous administration had caused unnecessary delay to the students to further their education.
” It is sad the 2018 secondary school students in the state who sat for the NECO examination from public schools have not been able to access their results due to the non payment of the fees by the previous administration”, he added.
The state government under the immediate past administration which promised to be paying the fees had left the debt from 2015 to date despite appeals by parents on the government to save the school leavers.
Governor Mohammed stressed that “education will continue to be one of the priority areas of my administration and it is in order to demonstrate our seriousness that we are going to offset the debt in installments but within the shortest possible time.
He however, called on parents and guardian to support government by allowing their children to attend school promptly.