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Gov. Lawal seeks TETFund’s support on education advancement

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Gov. Dauda Lawal

Gov. Dauda Lawal of Zamfara has sought for support from the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) to help the state in critical areas of educational development.

Lawal spoke in Abuja on Friday, when he paid a courtesy visit on the Executive Secretary of the fund, Sonny Echono.

He explained that resources were not sufficient to meet the overall educational development of the state, hence the need for the visit.

“We all need help in one way or the other as we understand there are challenges, especially in the area of education.

”We are not just focusing on tertiary education in the state but also primary and secondary. We already have bodies coming to help in that area.

”But we need TETFund to come and help in critical areas of educational development. The resources we have are insufficient at the state level so we need them at this time,” he said.

The governor, who recognised that there were challenges such as cultural, limiting educational development in the state, pledged to do the needful to help its citizens embrace education.

”We are aware of issues in the state but we know that coming to TETFund will bring development.

” We must design a mechanism to change the mindset of the people that education is the key to their development.

”We are working to change the narrative so that Zamfara State can compete with other states in the area of education,” he said.

Responding, the Executive Secretary of the fund, Sonny Echono, said that education for all was the responsibility of all, while charging the media to play its role in enlightening citizens on the importance of education.

Echono commended the past governors of the state for improvement in the enrollment of students in national examinations in the last two years.

”Recall some years back, Zamfara used to be the least in the number of candidates for the National Common Entrance Examination and WAEC.

”About two years from now, Zamfara usually has had one or two enrollments for registration in national examinations which is not fair enough, but with renewed assurance, Zamfara now has nearly 1,200 candidates writing the exams.

”I am confident that with the new governor, our desire and current plans will work,” he said.

Echono added that the fund would continue to make interventions available to the state because of the peculiarity of insecurity affecting education in the state.

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We Must Deliver Quality Education, Jobs For Nigerians– Tinubu

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Bola Tinubu

President Bola Tinubu, on Thursday, said that democracy must be progressive and inclusive with a primary focus on tackling poverty through the provision of job opportunities for youths and quality education for all Nigerian children.

Tinubu expressed support for the establishment of the National Institute of Progressive Studies while receiving members of the National Working Committee, NWC, of the All Progressives Congress, APC, on Thursday, in Lagos.

The President noted that the Institute is expected to carry out diligent research and educate all party members on the principles of democracy and good governance while providing a distinct identity for the party.

”Democracy has faced challenges in the past, but I believe in a promising future for our country. We will deliver it.

“I am committed to supporting a strong and ideologically-determined democracy that is progressive, inclusive, and focused on eliminating poverty while providing quality education for our children.

”Collaboration with various government arms is crucial, and I commend the leadership of our party for working hard to promote these essential ideals,” the President stated.

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Chioma Blessing Obidigbo Emerges Top Performing Student In 2022 WASSCE

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Chioma Blessing Obidigbo, an 18-year-old girl, has emerged as the top performer in the 2022 West Africa Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE), organised by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC).

The announcement was made at the opening ceremony of the WAEC 61st Annual Meeting of the Nigeria National Committee, held in Lafia, Nasarawa State.

The young girl could not attend the ceremony due to her ongoing university studies in the United Kingdom. However, her parents, Mr and Mrs Matthew Obidigbo, accepted the award on her behalf.

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