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Wike has spent over N1 Billion on education – Rivers Ministry of Education

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Rivers State Ministry of Education has debunked news making rounds regarding the education sector in the State.Rivers Ministry of Education

According to the ministry, news going round on several social media platforms suggest that the State Government is not bothered about the education sector.

Well, the Education Ministry has come out to say, hey look!! Governor Nyesom Wike, is spending huge resources to provide access and quality education to the children and residents of the State.

The Ministry noted that the efforts of the state governor are visible for everyone to see in terms of provision of infrastructure and sponsorship of public examinations.

In a statement signed by the the state Commissioner for Education, Prof Kaniye Ebeku, over one Billion Naira has been paid by governor Wike to sponsor candidates in public examinations, including WAEC, NABTEB, JAMB, and NECO and no other State in the country does this.

The statement reads;

Rivers State Ministry of Education would like to disabuse the minds of the general public about news making rounds regarding the education sector in the State, suggesting and/or asserting that the State Government is not bothered about the education sector. There is nothing farther from the truth than this. On the contrary, the Government of Rivers State under His Excellency Nyesom Wike, is spending huge resources to provide access and quality education to the children and residents of the State. The efforts are visible for everyone to see in terms of provision of infrastructure and sponsorship of public examinations.”

The statement further disclosed that;

In 2021 alone, over one Billion Naira has been paid to sponsor candidates in public examinations, including WAEC, NABTEB, JAMB, and NECO. No other State in the country does this. If there is any technical issue of concern, concerned or interested person’s should contact the Ministry of Education to verify before making statements that mislead the public. It is important to state emphatically that the Rivers State Government places great premium on education and goes to great lengths to ensure all is well in the sector. Even Federal Government Examination Agencies such NECO and JAMB are provided free office accommodation and operational vehicles.”

And the general public is implored to treat contrary statements as political jibes.

 

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