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Delta State approves payment for scholars

10 February 2016, 18:10Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The Delta State has approved the sum of N372,9 million for the payment of West African Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE) and National Business and Technical Board (NABTEB) fees for thousands of local students.

This will cater for 28 898 scholars.

State Commissioner for Information, Patrick Ukah, made the disclosure after the State Executive Council meeting held in Asaba. 

Ukah said the payment of the examination fees were in line with the State Governor free education policy for primary and secondary school students.

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“The State Executive Council agreed to pay the enrolment fees and incidental cost for SSS 3 and Vocational Students in Delta State Public, Senior Secondary School and Technical Colleges,” Ukah said.

He added the State Executive Council also approved the construction of a new central Ultra-Modern Secretariat Complex in Asaba to house all Ministries, Department and Agencies (MDA) operating from rented structures for administrative convenience.

The State Executive Council also approved the revocation of the contracts for the construction of Palace Road Igbodo in Ika North East local government area.

- CAJ News


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