Kano Re-Introduces NCEE Sponsorship, Spends N35M for 5,200 Pupils
Kano State Government has re-introduced the state sponsorship of National Common Entrance Examinations (NCEE), with regards to which it has spent a total of N35 million – sponsoring 5,200 pupils for the 2016 entrance exams.
A statement issued and signed by the Commissioner of Information, Youth, Sports and Culture, Malam Mohammad Garba, yesterday stated that a total of N13 million was spent for the registration of the 5,200 candidates at the sum of N2,500 per pupil. In addition, the sum of N22 million was spent as transportation, feeding and other logistics for candidates from all the 44 LGAs of the state.
“Two hundred candidates were selected from each of the eight metropolitan local government areas, while the remaining 36 LGAs selected 100 candidates each for the national examination, which took place Sunday,” Garba stated.
He also stated that, “The State Government has resolved to re-introduce the sponsorship of the examination for pupils from the public schools, in order to fill its quota at the Federal Government Colleges across the country, which has previously been taken by other states due to non-participation of pupils from the state.
“The decision was also informed by the need to enable successful candidates enjoy the opportunity of having national exposure through interaction with students from other parts of the country, thereby promoting national unity.
“In addition, some of the successful candidates will also benefit from various education support programmes being provided by some giant corporate organizations in the country for students at the Federal Government Colleges.
“Henceforth, all candidates for the National Common Entrance Examination from public schools in the state will be given special training by the government to boost their performance at the exams,” it sated.