No fewer than 65 Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) students who graduated from the IDPs’ camp secondary school in Edo state are to write the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board(JAMB) examination this year.
The Coordinator of the camp, Pastor Solomon Folorusho, disclosed this yesterday while speaking with journalists on the challenges facing the students as schools are about to resume at the camp in Uhogua community in Ego local government of the Edo state.
He further disclosed that about 200 students would also write the National Examination Council (NECO) and West African School Certificate Examination this year too.
” As the students are going to resume schools here, we have challenges of writing materials like notebooks, textbooks, mathematical sets calculators, pencils and biros among others,”
He added, “we need those materials because 65 IDPS students are go to write JAMB while about 200 will write NECO and WASC this year. We need to prepare them for the examinations hence we called for financial assistance to see them through the examinations,”
While lamenting the difficulty faced by the students who had gone to the JAMB registration centre severally without sucess, he appealed to the JAMB authority to come to the aid of the IDPS as they finding it difficult to transport them to the registration centre.\
” These children are Nigeria and we have to do every possible to make sure that they are educated though it is difficult for us. The state government has handed over blocks of classroom it built to us and Nigeria have been very generous to us in ensuring that the children actualise their dreams,” he said
The coordinator while appreciating Nigerianswho have come to the aid of the camp at the time of their need appealed to the speaker of the House of Representative, Hon Yakubu Dogara to fulfil his promise of paying the examination fees of the students during his visit to the camp.
He however noted that the IDPs have started farming in order not to completely depend on donation from people and complement whatever that is donated to the camp.