Edo lawmaker pays Wassce fees of 137 students
The Deputy Speaker, Edo State house of Assembly, Mr Yekini Idiaye, on Saturday, announced the payment of the West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination fees for 137 indigent students in Akoko Edo Constituency 1.
Idiaye presented the payment slips/receipts to the beneficiaries at Ibillo in Akoko Edo Local Government Area of Edo on Saturday.
he said the gesture was part of his contribution to the educational uplift of indigent students and the poor in his constituency.
he said, “For today’s programme, 137 students in our secondary school would be presented with the sum of N18,000 each for their enrolment for the 2020 WASSCE.
“I decided to embark on this laudable and far-reaching project in fulfillment of my campaign promises to provide a robust and eloquent representation to the people of Akoko-edo Constituency 1.
“Invariably, I sincerely view this occasion as a way of coming back to my people to say thank you for the massive and unprecedented support I received from all the five wards in Akoko-edo Constituency 1.”
Idaiye said the criteria for the selection of the awardees for the bursary were based on meritocracy and exemplary behaviour exhibited by the students.
Responding on behalf of the principals of benefiting students, the chairman, All Nigerian Confederation of Principals of Secondary School, Akoko Edo chapter, Mr Rapheal Olorunda, thanked the lawmaker for coming to the aid of the students in the constituency.