Abuja - Sokoto State government has bought
Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB) forms for thousands of its students
seeking admission into tertiary institutions.
It spent N44 million for the 8 000 students.
Malam Imam Imam, government spokesperson, said the
administration would take over the four Computer Based Examination Centres
(CBT) under construction by the Federal Government through the defunct Subsidy
Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme (SURE-P) intervention programme.
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The centres, located in Sokoto, Gwadabawa, Wamakko and
Tambuwal local government areas, will have a combined capacity of 1 400
“They will be put to use during the 2016 nationwide JAMB
examination,” Imam said.
He added the state governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, had
assured that his administration would continue to sponsor Sokoto indigenes who
aimed to further their studies outside the shores of Nigeria.
“The administration will also support
exceptional students and will continue to make education its number one
priority,” said Imam.
- CAJ News