Written by Austine ELEMUE

SEB cooperative to pay WAEC fees for 124 indigent students

 The FCT Secondary Education Board, SEB, Staff Multipurpose Cooperative Society has concluded plans to pay West African Examination Council, WAEC, fees for some identified less privileged senior secondary students in FCT public schools as part of its social responsibility. 

Specifically, the cooperative said it has concluded plans to put smile on about 124 senior secondary students in the certificate class, to help them further their education. 

Disclosing this during the SEB Cooperative 8th Annual General Meeting, its president, Mallam Shehu Abdulkarim, said the planned gesture was a collective decision to use part of its education fund already enshrined in the bye law, to help the needy. 

Abdulkarim said the initiative will go a long way to alleviate the sufferings of some parents who could not afford such fees and also encourage students to become useful and curb tendency of various vices as a result of out of school.

He, however noted that the move will complement the efforts of the FCT Administration towards providing affordable and accessible education to its teeming residents. 

According to him, any nation that seeks development must place priority to its citizens' education and it cannot be left alone in the hands of government. 

He noted that education for all will also be responsibility of all which the FCT Administration has continued to place in the front burner and sustain its quality standard over the years. 

AbdulKarim added that the computerization of the software has been automated which allows various forms of computations to be done accurately with members receiving regular message on the status of their accounts, while attending to any complaints without delay. 

Some of the members who spoke to our correspondent commended the management of the cooperative and promised to continue to abide by the reviewed bye-law. 

 

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