The pathway to tertiary education was made easier for some indigent youths in Ekiti State recently as the state government procured forms for University Matriculation Examination (UME), for 2,500 qualified but indigent youths.
Wife of the state governor, Mrs. Bisi Fayemi, said the rationale for the procurement of the forms was to give the beneficiaries “the ample opportunity they would have missed to secure a better future as the leaders of tomorrow”.
Fayemi, who spoke in Ado Ekiti, during the flagging-off of the distribution of the forms said, “The present administration in the state is committed to extending the dividends of democracy to the youths and the actualisation of its knowledge economy agenda”.
She said the government would leave no stone unturned in preparing the future leaders of Ekiti State with the requisite qualifications to enable them improve on the solid foundation that had been laid in the state.
Fayemi urged the beneficiaries to reciprocate the gesture by being studious and shunning any behaviour that could jeopardise the attainment of their academic success The state Commissioner for Education, Dr Olabimpe Aderiye, who was represented by the Special Adviser, Basic Secondary and Vocational/Technical Education, Prof. Francisca Aladejana, said the distribution of the free JAMB forms was to give hope to the youths and inspire them to aspire for greatness