Dr Mohammed Bello Janbako, an Islamic cleric, has urged the Zamfara State Government to consider the possibility of paying NECO and WAEC fees for indigent students of the state.
The cleric made the call during the closure of this year’s Ramadan Tafsir at Imam Malik Jumuat Mosque in Damba district of Gusau, the state capital.
The cleric, who noted that Zamfara could not fill its quota in the country’s tertiary institutions, said:
“I am calling on the state government to, as a matter of fact, and urgency, settle the NECO and WAEC fees that have not been paid over the years.
“Our students have been stranded as they cannot proceed to higher institutions because of the none payment of NECO and WAEC fees.
“This has posed a serious problem to the society because those students who could not further their education would in the near future become serious threats to the society.”
The cleric also urged politicians and wealthy individuals in the state to always come to the rescue of the needy, particularly youths.