800 school leavers to protest non-pay­ment of WEAC, NECO fees in Zam­fara

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Shehu Umar,Gusau

About 800 school leavers in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the North­ern Youth Assem­bly and Zam­fara State Bud­get Work­ing Group have con­cluded plans to stage a peace­ful protest in Gusau over non pay­ment of 2014 WEAC and NECO fees by the Zam­fara State gov­ern­ment.

Chair­man of the group, Mal­lam Mu­nir Haidara Kaura, who dis­closed this to news­men in Gusau, said the protest will be on Tues­day.

He said the de­ci­sion was sue to what he called the un­will­ing­ness of the Gover­nor Ab­du­laziz Yari “to save the fu­ture of the chil­dren who have spent close to two years at home do­ing noth­ing”.

“We have mo­bi­lized over 800 school leavers whose re­sults were with­held due to non-pay­ment of WAEC and NECO fees across the 14 lo­cal gov­ern­ment ar­eas. No se­ri­ous gov­ern­ment would al­low its cit­i­zens to suf­fer like this,” he said.

He added that apart from their groups, there are other civil so­ci­ety groups and like-minded cit­i­zens who have promised to join the peace­ful protest.

He said they would also send a let­ter to Pres­i­dent Buhari, to in­ter­vene in the mat­ter. Re­act­ing to the de­vel­op­ment, Per­ma­nent Sec­re­tary in the state Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion, Al­haji Lawal Abubakar Ma­fara, urged the school leavers to ex­er­cise pa­tience, say­ing gov­ern­ment has in­structed the ex­am­i­na­tion bod­ies to re­lease the re­sults.

“The ex­am­i­na­tion bod­ies are work­ing on it and the re­sults would soon be re­leased. We ex­pected them to re­lease the 2014 and 2015 re­sults at the same time but they re­leased only that of 2015. How­ever, I be­lieve they will soon re­lease the other re­sults be­cause we are in touch with them,” he added.

From left: Gover­nors Mal­lam Nasir ElR­u­fai of Kaduna, Muhammed Abubakar of Bauchi, Dr. Ab­dul­fa­tah Ahmed of Kwara and Deputy Gover­nor of Katsina State, Al­haji Nuru Yakubu, dur­ing the 21st Na­tional Eco­nomic Sum­mit in Abuja yesterday.

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