Sokoto State governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has bought Joint Admission and Matriculation forms (JAMB) worth N44 million to be distributed to 8, 000 students of the state. This he explained, was done for the less privileged lovers of education in the state.
He made this revelation in a statement signed by Tambuwal’s spokesperson, Mallam Imam Imam. Acording to the spokesperson, the JAMB form was supposed to be for destitute students seeking admission into various tertiary institutions across Nigeria.
Based on the statement, the governor will keep on supporting the indigenes of Sokoto who seek to study beyond the shores of Nigeria financially, stating that education is the number one priority of the government.
Speaking at the graduation ceremony of students from Sokoto under the state scholarship scheme at the weekend in Kampala, Uganda, Tambuwal assured the audience of his assistance to students with exceptional intellect.
The governor also promised to take over the four Computer Based Examination Centres (CBT) under construction by the Federal Government under the defunct SURE-P intervention programme.
The centres located in Gwadabawa, Wamakko and Tambuwal LGAs, will have a combined capacity of 1,400 computers and will be used during the 2016 nationwide JAMB examination.
According to the report, no fewer than, 236 students from Sokoto earned different degrees from the Islamic University, Eastern African nation (Uganda). Other high-profiled Nigerian top public servants also graced the graduation ceremony including the immediate past governor of Sokoto, Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko.
An analyst in the state, Ibrahim Adamu Dogon Daji spoke on the importance of the scheme, stating that there was no better empowerment than guaranteeing quality education, which Wamakko championed religiously.