By Abdallah el-Kurebe
Sokoto state government has bought the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) forms for 8,000 of its students that are seeking admission into various tertiary institutions in the country at the cost of N44 million.
A statement issued on Sunday by Malam Imam Imam, the spokesman of Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, disclosed that in addition to the payment of the forms, the state government will take over the four Computer Based Examination Centres (CBT) under construction by the Federal Government under the defunct SURE-P intervention programme.
He said the centres, located in Sokoto, Gwadabawa, Wamakko and Tambuwal LGAs, will have a combined capacity of 1,400 computers and will be put to use during the 2016 nationwide JAMB examination.
Meanwhile, Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has assured that his administration will continue to sponsor Sokoto indigenes who seek to further their studies outside the shores of Nigeria.
The Governor spoke in Kampala, Uganda, weekend at the graduation ceremony of 236 Sokoto students who bagged various degrees at the Islamic University, in the Eastern African nation.
He said his administration will continue to support exceptional students and will continue to make education his number one priority.
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