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Niger State Offers Free Transport.

Niger State Offers Free Transport.





In its efforts to increase children enrolment and cushion the effect of fuel subsidy removal by the federal government Niger state government has concluded arrangements to provide free transportation for pupils in public schools across the state.   

State Governor Umar Mohammed Bago stated this in a statement in Minna by his Chief Press Secretary Bologi Ibrahim, when he received officials of the National Examination Council NECO led by its Registrar and Chief Executive Officer Prof Dantani Ibrahim Wushishi.

Alh Umar Mohammed Bago said that the free transportation for children at the basic level of education will “encourage pupils to go to school at the basic education level and again cushion the effect of subsidy removal”.

The Governor stressed the need for NECO to collaborate with the state to address the challenges of out-of-school children and girl-child education, noting that ICT in the education sector will significantly contribute to its development. 

He also advised NECO to find ways of supporting  Vocational training in the education curriculum to have self-reliant students by catching them young for maximum benefit.

While charging the Council to do more regarding Corporate Social Responsibilities to the state, the Governor assured of his administration’s effort to support the Examination body.

Niger State Offers Free Transport.

Alh Umar Mohammed Bago also announced the approval Of thirty million nairas monthly to clear the outstanding debt owed NECO while volunteering to follow up on how the Examination body can recover its debt from other states of the Federation. 

Earlier, the NECO Registrar and Chief Executive, Prof.Dantani Ibrahim Wushishi, had said their visit congratulated the Governor on his victory at the polls and successful inauguration. 

Professor Dantani Wushishi would also want the Niger state government to make NECO examinations compulsory for all the Public Schools in Niger State and assured him of its readiness to partner with the state to enhance education in line with its core values.


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