Abia lawmaker pays WASSCE fees of 30 indigent students
Posted by Chika Agwu, Umuahia | 28 January 2017 | 1,799 times
A lawmaker in the Abia State House of Assembly has paid the 2017 WestAfrican Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE) registrationfees of 30 indigent students.
Hon. (Chief) Ifeanyi Uchendu who represents Ohafia South StateConstituency, while handing the WASSCE fees to the beneficiaries atAmaekpu Ohafia, also disclosed that he has equally paid JointAdmission and Matriculation Examination (JAMB) registration fees for20 persons who benefitted from similar gestures last year.
He said the gesture to the WASSCE students was aimed at assisting thestudents to achieve their respective academic dreams.The lawmaker who is and the Minority Whip of the state House of Assembly expressed happiness that the 20 students who received similaroffers last year were successful in their examinations, which promptedhim to also given them money to register for JAMB.
Describing education as the greatest legacy a leader could bequeath to asociety, Uchendu pledged that he would sustain the gesture throughouthis tenure in the House.
Responding on behalf of his colleagues, Iro David Ojike of Otodo HighSchool, Asaga Ohafia, assured the lawmaker and their parents of theirdesire to excel in the examination and beyond.