Abba Kabir Yusuf, governor of Kano, has approved the payment of registration fees for 55,000 public school students participating in the National Examination Council (NECO) in the state.
The governor gave the approval at a briefing to spotlight his administration’s achievements in office twenty days after inauguration.
Yusuf said the initiative is to enable more students participate in the 2023 Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE).
He added that the move is part of his government’s plan to reposition the educational sector, which he said is the bedrock of development in any society.
Yusuf urged the benefiting students to work hard and get good results to justify the huge investment made by the state government in their education.
“As a concerned Government, we must ensure that the progression of your educational pursuit is not stopped and I promptly approved the payment of the examination fees to 55,000 students across the state,” he said.
“You need to put in your best and remain committed so that you can come up with good results of the examination that can make the state and your family happy and proud of you.”
The governor assured residents of the state of his administration’s commitment to improve the education sector through good polices.