Ekiti State Government has concluded arrangements to procure free Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) for indigenes of the State seeking admission into University, Polytechnic and College of Education, according to a press release by the governor’s media office.
The State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Jide Egunjobi, said in a statement issued in Ado Ekiti on Thursday that over N10 million will be spent on the programme.
He said 1,300 students will benefit in the free JAMB programme, which will include one-week e-training. The commissioner said; “Interested and qualified candidates are expected to have a minimum of six (6) credits in Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE), including Mathematics and English Language at one sitting.
“All interested and qualified candidates are to visit the Area Mass Literacy Officers in the Area Education Offices located in all the 16 Local Government Areas of Ekiti State for registration.
“Interested and qualified candidates should contact the Agency for Adult and Non-Formal Education, Phase 4, State Secretariat, Ado-Ekiti for more information.”
Egunjobi, who said the Governor Ayodele Fayose led government in the State was determined to reclaim the State’s lost glories in education, added that no effort will be spared by the government to revive the sector.