The Government of Kano state has set aside N489.25 million to sponsor 29,126 candidates sitting for the Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations (SSCE).
In a statement, on Monday, by the Public Relations Officer (PRO), of the Ministry, which was made available to news men by the Commissioner for Education, Sanusi Kiru indicated that the SSCE examinations include: National Examination Council (NECO) and National Board for Arabic and Islam Studies (NBAIS).
Kiru further explained, that the decision was reached, after the approval of the release of student’s qualifying examinations results by the government.
“While considering the submission, the government approved the sponsorship of the students as proposed by the ministry.
“Under this category, the government will sponsor the registration fees of 29,126 pupils who obtained five credits and above.
“The five credits must include Mathematics and English, obtained during the qualifying examinations.”
Kiru, while congratulating the successful candidates, urged them to reciprocate the kind gesture by government, and dedicate themselves to achieve academic excellence.
The Commissioner also extol the virtue of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje for the gesture and directed zonal Directors, Directors and Principals to note the development in order to make follow ups.