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Ekiti State to Spend N10m on Jamb Forms for Indigenes



In a bid to encourage the reading culture of students, the Ekiti State Government, has concluded plans to buy the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) forms, for students who are indigenes of the State, and have obtained nothing less than six credit in their Senior School Certificate Examinations.

This was contained in a statement issued by the state Commissioner of Education, Science and Technology, Jide Egunjobi. He said over N10 million will be spent on the programme and that, 1,300 students will benefit from the free JAMB programme, which will include one-week e-training. The JAMB forms will be at no cost to the students.

More so, the commissioner added that: “Interested and qualified candidates are expected to have obtained a minimum of six credits in Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE), including  Mathematics and English Language at one sitting.