Niger State Governor, Mohammed Bago, has ordered that there’ll be free transportation of government school pupils within the state.
This measure, the governor said, is to help ensure that learners have easy access to education, amidst the removal of fuel subsidy by the President Tinubu administration.
The governor said, “The free transportation for the children at the basic level of education will encourage pupils to go to school at the basic education level and again cushion the effect of subsidy removal.”
Officials of the National Examination Council, led by its registrar and Chief Executive Officer, Prof Ibrahim Wushishi, paid a visit to the Government House, Minna, the state capital.
Bago tasked the officials of the National Examination body to assist the government in making schools attractive to learners and improve the quality of education in the North-Central state.
“We have not felt NECO in terms of corporate social responsibilities.
We have not seen a block of classrooms that has been fixed by NECO. You cannot be a tenant in our state and not add value to our people and communities,” Bago charged.
The registrar mentioned that the examination body shall collaborate with the state government to better education in the state.