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Rivers Explains Delay In Free JAMB Registration For Students

Rivers Explains Delay In Free JAMB Registration For Students.

Notwithstanding the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board’s (JAMB) revised processes for candidate registration for its exams, the Rivers State Government has reiterated its commitment to provide free education to pupils in the state’s public institutions.

The state administration, although reiterating its commitment to free examination registration for pupils, claimed that nothing has changed yet, with the exception of JAMB’s adjustments, which have slowed the process’ financing.

He said: “The reason I called this meeting today is to provide knowledge and information because I found that people criticise the state government without having the facts, especially on the procedure to financing public examinations of which the government has shown total commitment.

“I was very categorical that Governor Nyesom Wike is totally committed to funding public examinations in this state; WAEC, NECO, JAMB, NAPTEB, others.

“If there are any delays as some people are suggesting, it is not because of lack of commitment, but procedures that these public examination bodies have put, innate challenges and people need to understand it.

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“Government cannot come and register individual candidate: JAMB has said it is individuals. Goverment is going to provide the money but at what time? For we can’t change the time frame set by these public examinations. While the processes of release of money is ongoing, we liase with public examinations to ensure that all qualified students benefit form the free registration.

“The Government of Rivers State led by Nyesom Wike is totally committed to providing free registration for candidates in public schools in the state”.

The education commissioner disclosed that: “JAMB sent a letter to us that they are not going to accept money from us as an emphasis, that we should make our private arrangement with the banks. And such arrangement cannot be made except individual do the needful; they had to register for NIMC, provide personal information online and not the state.

“All these procedures must take place before goverment funding can come because we cannot just look at the estimate of all the candidates, we must be sure of who and who are effectively interested.”

Ebeku urged parents to as a matter of importance encourage their wards and children to ensure that that preliminary things are done before the release of money.

“We cannot just generate any figure and throw on the government or ask for money. Whatever request we are making on the governor, to the state, must be something that is verifiable”.

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