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A member of House of Representatives from Nsukka/Igboeze south federal constituency, Dr. Pat Asadu has announced plans to pay fees for 1000 candidates in the forthcoming West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) and National Examination Council (NECO).

Asadu who disclosed this during an on-going quiz competition for students across the 41 schools in the constituency said it was a preparatory ground for students in the zone for the love and interest the lawmaker has for education.

Asadu also announced plans to pick the bill for textbooks for the 1000 students in core subjects of English language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Information Communications Technology (ICT) while all the participating schools; students and teachers will also be rewarded.

He announced that the grand finale of the competition where the 1000 beneficiaries are expected to emerge would be on June 30.

Also speaking, Mr. Chineme Onyeke, one of the aides to Dr. Asadu said the lawmaker was not reneging in his commitment to education as a means of empowering the young ones.

‘’He is constructing four classroom blocks at both primary and post primary schools, health posts, solar street lights in all the communities while arrangements have reached advanced stage for graduates on agriculture training overseas in which 1000 graduates of the constituency would benefit,” he said.

Reacting to the gesture, a Special Assistant to the Governor of Enugu State, Mr Emmanuel Jonathan, while commending the lawmaker for the thought, said it would no doubt relieve the parents of the beneficiaries the pains of sourcing for money to pay the examination fees.


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