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EDO LAWMAKER PAYS WAEC FEES FOR OVER 300 STUDENTS       

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EDO LAWMAKER PAYS WAEC FEES FOR OVER 300 STUDENTS                                                                                           16- 02-24
By Sadiq Aminu                                                    The member representing Akoko-Edo One Constituency in Edo State House of Assembly, Prince Yekini Idaiye has paid WAEC enrollment fees for over 300 students in his constituency.

The beneficiaries are drawn from the 16 public secondary schools in his constituency.

Presenting letters of award to the beneficiaries at their schools in Akoko Edo Local Government Area of Edo State, Prince Idaiye said that the gesture was at reducing financial burden on the beneficiaries and their parents.

He stated that the enrollment of WAEC fees for them was in fulfilment of his electoral promises pointing out that he had been doing it before his active involvement in politics.

Prince Idaiye who identified education as one of the veritable tools in curbing rising crime in the society, observed that payment of their enrollment fees would enable them to concentrate on academic work and prepare well for the examinations.

Prince Idaiye, the Chief Whip of the Edo State House of Assembly told Africa 247 that he had reached out to some wealthy individuals in the locality to see how they could team up to upgrade infrastructure in some dilapidated schools.

“I have reached out to some of our people who are well-off to see how we can come together to assist the indigent students and to renovate some dilapidated structures within our locality.” He said.

“We hope to meet during this Easter period when most of them will be around. We will also see how we can put our resources together to renovate some dilapidated infrastructures in some of the schools.”

“Education is one of the veritable tools to eradicate criminality and since our children are the leaders of tomorrow, we must do our best to aid them realise their dreams in life.” He added.

Some of the beneficiaries and heads of school as well as traditional rulers of the affected schools thanked the lawmaker for the kind gesture.

Imah the fourth of Somorika, His Royal Highness, Oba Sule Idaiye encouraged the beneficiaries to work hard to become more successful in life.

The beneficiaries include pupils from Uma Secondary School Imoga, Ekpese College Lampese, Makeke Secondary Makeke, Okpameri Grammar School Ibillo, Dangbala Secondary School Dangbala, Okpe Mixed Grammar School Okpe, Somorika Secondary School Somorika among others.

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