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WAEC: Gov. Zulum approves fees for 24,323 Borno pupils

Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, has approved the release of N152.6 million to settle the registration fees of twenty four thousand, three hundred and twenty three indigenous pupils in the state, who sat for the May/June 2019 West African Senior School Certificate Examinations conducted by the West African Examinations Council, WAEC.
Special Adviser on Public Relations and Strategy, Malam Isa Gusau who announced this on Friday, said the approval complies with an established sponsorship policy in which the state government contributes 45% cost of registration fees per pupil while parents and guardians contribute 25% with local government areas paying the balance of 30% for pupils of their councils.
Governor Zulum’s approval, Gusau explained, followed a request made by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Mohammed Mustapha Abacha.
The Governor wished the pupils ‎who sat for the examinations make Borno proud by the time the 2019 results are out.
He expected that contributions from the state and local government areas will inspire all pupils preparing towards future examinations to dedicate themselves to studies.
The Governor also expected that government efforts will encourage parents, to in continued manner, play their critical roles to support the learning and good characters of their children and wards.
Professor Zulum also urged school administrators and teachers to be consistent in doing everything humanly possible to uphold high standard in teaching and the preparation of pupils for all examinations, especially towards the Senior School Certificates, which oftentimes, determine the professional future of citizens.
Sunday Olatunji
Dele Fashomi, seasoned journalist and communication teacher, is a holder of Master of Arts degree in Communication and Language Arts from the University of Ibadan in 1992/93. Earlier, he had bagged a Bachelor degree from the same university in 1984, after which he proceeded to the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos, in 1990, for a postgraduate diploma in Journalism. He had done many courses in communication, including the EU-BBC Editing Course in 2002. Mr. Fashomi combines effectively the practice, research and teaching of communication. And to date, he has published two academic works in communication: Issues in Communication Technology and Policy (2010) and Economic and Social Issues in Advertising and PR (2013). He had his first break in the Nigerian media in Concord Newspapers in 1990 and today, he has over two and half decades experience earned in several newspapers. He has been part of many start-ups, such as The Republic (1987), The Comet (1999), The Anchor 2001 - 2002; Sun Newspapers (2003); Westerner newsmagazine (2005 - 2010) as Editor; National Life (2011) as Sunday Editor, and Newswatch Newspapers (2012- 2016) as Daily Editor. Dele Fashomi is now the Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of newspaper online, which he started in July 2015. He is also into biography writing, with many books in his trail, some of which he wrote alone and one he co- authored with his mentor, Mr Dare Babarinsa, entitled:  Olabiyi Durojaiye - DARE TO BE DiFFERENT. He also guided and collaborated with Pa Olatunji Odusanya in writing his autobiography - AGAINST ALL ODDS. There are many other books in the works under his pen.