Governor Bala Mohammed Finally Approves Payment Of 2021 UTME, NECO Fees For Bauchi Students
The Governor of Bauchi State, Bala Mohammed, has approved the payment of UTME registration fees for 3,810 students who got grades A and B in the recently concluded SSCE Aptitude Test in the State. The Commissioner for Education, Bauchi State, Aliyu U. Tilde, disclosed this in a statement issued on Monday.
The statement said the governor has also approved payment of NABTEB exams fees for all the 1,751 SS3 students of Government Technical Colleges along with the 499 students sitting for NBAIS exams from Government Arabic Colleges.
“Next year, these categories will also be subjected to passing the Aptitude Test.
“As ordinary, NECO registration fees for 11,580 a hit applicants who scored A, B and C inside the Aptitude Test may also be paid.
“The general cost of these sponsorships is N185,580,550.00.
“The country government does no longer owe any of the three countrywide exam our bodies a kobo.
“He has permitted the clearing of the brand new quantity with the aid of August ending, In Shaa Allah,” the declaration mentioned.
According to the commissioner, for students to be eligible, they should attain their National Identity Number, NIN.
“Arrangements are underway to peer the instant registration of students in their nearest neighborhood authorities headquarters,” Mr Tilde brought.
“The Ministry is prepared to pay for any eligible pupil who has a NIN.
“The listing of A and B grade students eligible for the UTME sponsorship can be launched to faculties thru their emails.
“At the equal time it will also be published on Principals’ WhatsApp platform.”
Mr Tilde found out that the sponsorship is most effective a means of providing ease to students, pronouncing that it would not be obligatory on the authorities each 12 months.
“The fee of UTME registration charges I need to hasten to mention will now not be a mandatory policy on government.
“Rather, it is going to be loved with the aid of meritorious students any year the authorities is pleased to do so inside the confines of its revenue.
“In different words, it is a palliative, or say incentive with the intention to receive whenever viable,” he concluded.[NewsNaira]