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Borno lawmaker offers free UTME registration to 1,000 candidates

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Mr Satomi Ahmed (APC – Jere Federal Constituency) has offered free registration of Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) to about 1,000 indigent students in his constituency.

The beneficiaries are mostly orphaned by Boko Haram and indigent students with no resources to register for the examination.

Satomi said this during the inauguration of the exercise on Wednesday in Maiduguri.

He said the gesture was to fast track the development of education in the state, adding that it would assist the students to realise their dreams and further their education.

“UTME is the first stage that will qualify you for tertiary education, I have a strong passion for girl education, especially in medicine, science and technology.

“I am glad to see that 60 per cent of the beneficiaries are girls,” he said.

The lawmaker said that he attracted viable education and health development projects executed by the Federal Government in the area in the past three years.

He listed the projects to include construction of classroom blocks and clinics, provision of instructional materials, scholarship awards, distribution of farm inputs to farmers, among others.

He urged the students to dedicate themselves to studies to enable them to achieve academic excellence.

In his remarks, Ali Kachalla, Chairman, All Progresive Congress (APC), Jere chapter, lauded the gesture, saying it would encouraged sustainable social and economic development in the state.

Kachallah urged the students to dedicate themselves to studies to enable them to pass the examination with good grades.

Muhammed Isa, one of the beneficiaries, also commended the gesture and pledged to work hard to excel in the examination.

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