07 Apr 2018 Newspaper Report: Obiano wants more access to education for Nigerian children
By: Tony Okafor (The PUNCH Newspaper)
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April 4th, 2018
The Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano on Friday made a case for more access to education for Nigerian children. He warned that Nigeria will be unable to sustain high level of growth and productivity without increased access to education.
He said the trouble with Nigeria is that most children still could not have access to education due to lack of funding.
He commended the foundation for sustaining the scholarship of some indigent students in the area, while calling on well meaning citizens of the state to invest in education, stressing that education was the key to the future.
The foundation paid registration fees for the West African Senior Certificate Examination Council and the National Examination Council for indigent students in Omabala clan of the state.
He said the scholarships would cover WAEC and NECO fees for senior school students and students of Junior Secondary School Certificate Examination.
“However, the programme also rewards high performing non-indigenes of Anambra East L.G.A attending these same schools.”
He said the beneficiaries underwent, “a one-off examination, called the IFOMSSA Challenge, which is held in January of every year, and organised by the Otuocha Zone of the Post Primary Secondary School Commission, while the Junior Award winners were Nsugbe indigenes.
He said the scholarship would be extended up to university level subsequently.
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