The Ekiti State Government has distributed 2,500 free JAMB E-Registration pins to indigent students across the state, to encourage them in their academic pursuits of tertiary education.
The wife of Ekiti State Governor, Bisi Fayemi, announced this at the commencement of the distribution exercise on Friday in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital.
She observed that despite the huge financial implications of this educational programme, the government would not relent in evolving good strategies to bequeath a remarkable legacy of functional and qualitative education to the future leaders.
The governor’s wife, therefore, expressed hope that the beneficiaries would reward the state government by preparing adequately for the examination and coming out in flying colours.
“You will recall that this administration distributed 3,000 forms in 2019; 2,000 in 2020, and 2,500 in 2021, to students who met the criteria for the free form,” Mrs Fayemi stated.
Similarly, a representative of the state Agency for Adult and Non-Formal Education, Mrs Jolu Adejuwon, said the eligible indigent students who had 6 credit passes at not more than a sitting either in NECO or WASSCE, were selected.
She urged the beneficiaries to be diligent, studious and maximize the opportunity to gain admission into their preferred higher institutions of learning, whilst shunning all forms of malpractices during the examination.