Bauchi gov to pay about N315m for NECO, JAMB fees
.…..Set up Emirate Council Committee on Education
By Amina Abdullahi Girbo
Governor Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed of Bauchi State has approved the release of over 299 million naira for the payment of 2023 National Examination Council (NECO) to 12,999 SS3 index students in public secondary schools across the state.
The state commissioner of education, Dr. Jamila Mohammed Dahiru who disclosed this while briefing journalists at Government House, Bauchi, said the governor has also approved the release of 15 million naira for the payment of JAMB to 2365 candidates who passed mock examination conducted recently.
Dr. Jamila Dahiru said the present administration has since cleared the over 800 million naira backlog of NECO fees inherited from previous administrations, assuring that the state government will continue to pay and settle educational fees of younger generation in an effort to guarantee their future.
She also announced the approval of Governor Bala Mohammed for the establishment of Emirate Council Committee on Education as part of new strategy for reducing the rate of out of school children across the state.
The commissioner said the committee is expected to work in active synergy with critical stakeholders in the education sector to create awareness on improving and advancing enrollment to schools for educational development of the state.
“We are happy to inform the good people of Bauchi State on the approval of His Excellency, Senator Bala A. Mohammed, the Executive Governor of Bauchi State, for the payment of NECO and JAMB fees for our index students. This is a good development to the state and in particular, the parents of the beneficiaries.
The Secretary to the State Government Barrister Ibrahim Kashim on his part, denied insinuation that Bauchi state currently has the highest number of out of school children in the county, saying the administration of Governor Bala Mohammed has made significant achievements in education delivery.