lawmaker representing Nasarawa/Toto federal constituency in the National Assembly, Hon. Abdulmumin Ari, has paid the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSSCE) fees of 2,428 indigent students in public secondary school in his constituency in Nasarawa State.
Ari said he paid over N33.9 million to enable the beneficiaries undertake the examination and reduce the burden of SSSCE fees on parents.
The lawmaker disclosed this in Nasarawa while presenting cheques to principals of 30 public secondary schools in his constituency that benefited from the gesture.
“Today, I am presenting cheques of N33, 992,000 to principals of public secondary schools of my constituency as SSSCE fees for 2,428 final year students.“
I am paying N14, 000 each and this is part of my commitment to improve on the standard of education and to reduce the burden of SSSCE fees on their parents.
As the importance of education to societal development cannot be overemphasised, hence the need for the gesture,’’ he said.
Ari also disclosed that in 2019, he paid N100, 000 each to 18 students studying Nursing and Midwifery to complement their parents and government investment in their education.