As part of measures to encourage retention in tertiary institutions among indigent residents of the FCT, the FCTA has engaged the services of 50 lecturers to assist vulnerable students gain admission into schools.
The lecturers drawn from the University of Nigeria, Abuja Alumni Chapter, are expected to tutor vulnerable and willing families resident in the FCT to acquire and gain basic, secondary and tertiary education.
The arrangement under the Social Welfare Tuition Scholarship Scheme, seeks to ensure that residents willing to further and advance their studies and educational careers are able to do so, with lack of resources not being hindrance.
Head of Media and Public Relations of the Social Development Secretariat, Shaka Sunday, said the modalities employed to achieve this include, free enrollment, tuition fees payment and organizing free lectures for NECO, WAEC, NABTEB and IJMB candidates.
Shaka, in a press statement, “For IJMB students, the FCT Administration is waiving off a huge sum of N250,000 from the tuition fees that’s about N300,000 across other centres where IJMB is being conducted. So all IJMB students are expected to pay just N60,000 fees for both the (Internal & External) Exams as against the over N300,000 obtained elsewhere.
“Lectures for all the above mentioned exams commences on the 1st of August, 2022. The lecture is to hold every Saturday and Sunday at designated centers across the six Area Councils with AMAC having three centres in Lugbe, Karu and JABI.”
Candidates are advised to visit the Social Welfare Department of the SDS to pick up their forms according to the category of their choice or eligibility.