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Kano: Yusuf distributes free JAMB forms to 6,500 students

Kano: Yusuf distributes free JAMB forms to 6,500 students

The Governor of Kano State, Abba Kabir Yusuf has commenced the distribution of free JAMB forms to 6,500 secondary school students of the state.

The flagging-off ceremony took place on Sunday at the Coronation hall of the State Government House as part of efforts by the government to create more opportunities for students to pursue tertiary education.

The governor's spokesperson, Sanusi Bature Dawakin Tofa made this known in a statement, adding that the governor assured of his administration's commitment to invest in the children's education.

While noting education as the bedrock of development, Governor Yusuf assured of laying the foundation for a prosperous future for the state. 

He said: "As we distribute free JAMB forms today (Sunday) to 6,500 Kano State indigenes, let me assure that the gesture is a symbol of our government's unwavering committement to invest in the future of our children

"We believe that education is a bedrock of development and by empowering our students, our children would have access to quality education, we are laying the foundation for a prosperous and sustainable future for our dear state Kano."

The Governor also highlighted some of the achievements of his administration in the education sector, including re-introduction of foreign scholarship, payment of registration fees to Kano indigenes studying at Bayero University Kano and re-opening of 21 Skills Acquisition institutes.

Others are reduction of 50% of registration fees in the state owned tertiary institutions, Cash Conditional Transfer to Support Girl-Child education, settlement of registration fees for NECO, NABTEB, NBAIS among others.

He further urged the benefitting students to make best use of the opportunity and strive for excellence in their academic pursuit, saying that "The future belongs to those who work tirelessly to turn dreams into realities."

He equally appreciated the JAMB Registrar, Professor Ishaq Oloyede, the management and Staff of the State Ministry of Education and all other stakeholders who contributed in making the exercise a success.

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