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The Danladi Sulaiman Aguye Foundation, (DSA), on Saturday paid theJoint Admission Matriculation Examination Board (JAMB) examination fee of no fewer than 200 students in the two local governments of the constituency.
Founder of the Foundation, Hon. Danladi Sulaiman Aguye is a Frontline House of Representatives aspirant for Lokoja/Kogi federal constituency, on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Addressing the beneficiaries at his Lokoja campaign office during the presentation of the free JAMB forms, Aguye said the decision to pay the registration fees was to encourage children of the poor to attain higher education.
According to him, education unarguably is the power and it is only with sound education that any individual can be independent-minded, acquire knowledge to break shackles of poverty as well as become self-reliant.
He also identified education as the panacea for addressing societal ills such as Boko Haram insurgency, armed robbery, prostitution and other degrading jobs.
Aguye who is also the Special Adviser to Kogi State Governor on Job Creation and SME, described as regrettable a situation where young secondary leavers with good results besiege his office with application when they are supposed to proceed for higher education.
“I don’t believe it is fair to get a job for a secondary school leaver when we as leaders can support them to advance educationally,” he said.
In an interview with our correspondent shortly after the presentation of the free JAMB forms, a beneficiary, Salisu Abubakar, commended the gesture and gave assurance that he and other beneficiaries will ensure they read hard to pass the exams.
Recall that Aguye had encouraged education in Lokoja and Kogi local government areas in various ways in the past through payment of auxiliary fees, distribution of free exercise books to students and regular visit to schools to ascertain condition of learning environment