Kano to sponsor NECO exams with N489.2m

Kano State Government has set aside N489.25 million to sponsor 29,126 candidates of the Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations (SSCE).

The Commissioner for Education, Sanusi Kiru, announced this through a statement by the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the ministry Aliyu Yusuf on Monday.

He said the SSCE examinations include: National Examination Council (NECO) and National Board for Arabic and Islam Studies (NBAIS).

The statement read, “While considering the submission, the government approved the sponsorship of the students as proposed by the ministry.

“Under this category, the government will sponsor the registration fees of 29,126 pupils who obtained five credits and above.

“The five credits must include Mathematics and English, obtained during the qualifying examinations.”

He praised Governor Abdullahi Ganduje for the gesture and directed Zonal Directors, Directors and Principals to note the development so as to make follow ups.

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