Presidential Candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party, Rabiu Kwankwaso has pledged to ensure free entry examinations into tertiary institutions for Nigerians.
Gatekeepers News reports that Kwankwaso said if elected in 2023, his administration would ensure that parents do not pay a dime for registration fees of the West African Examination Council, WAEC, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, and National Examination Council, NECO.
The former governor of Kano State, Northern Nigeria said this during the presentation of his manifesto to the public in Abuja.
Aside from ensuring free examination forms, the NNPP presidential candidate noted that this JAMB results under his government will have a lifespan of four years.
Kwankwaso also pledged to mop up the 20 million out-of-school children in Nigeria in the next four years.
In the document, he added that examination bodies are not revenue generating agencies and must not operate as such.
Kwankwaso described as a misnomer notion that any examination body will generate income and contribute to the federation accounts
The document said, “Examination bodies are service agencies that facilitate access to higher education and training for our teaming young population.
“For our administration, no Nigerian child shall be denied the Opportunity to write WAEC, NECO, JAMB, etc., because of their inability to pay exorbitant registration/examination fees. These examinations shall be free and all application forms for admission into Tertiary Education Institutions shall also be free;
“These examination bodies will be adequately funded by the kwankwaso administration.
“The notion that matriculation examination in Nigeria expires after one year will be stopped forthwith. JAMB results under the Kwankwaso government will have a lifespan of four years and TEIs will be required to accept these results for the purposes of admission.”