Ikemba in Ikwuano calls for reduction in cost of First School Leaving Certificate

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A clarion call has been made to the government of Abia state, led by Dr. Okezie Victor Ikpeazu to reduce the fee attached to First School Leaving Certificate registration to enable indigent students in the state successfully acquire the certificate without incurring unwarranted debts.

The people of Ikemba in it’s entirety made the call, weekend, during a thank you meeting of Ikemba ward convened by the Transition Committee Member representing Ikemba Ward, Ariam Usaka, in Ikwuano local government area of Abia State, Hon. Ikechukwu U.N Victor, at his country home, in Umuezeala, saying a reduction in the cost would enable the poorest of the poor to obtain the certificate in spite of all odds.

The people of Ikemba lamented that the hike in the price of the registration of the examination and subsequent obtainment of the certificate had resulted in many opting out of the educational system in the area, as they could scarcely afford same.

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“We’re pleading with the government of Dr. Okezie to slash the cost of first school leaving certificate registration because many have drop out of school as result of their inability to register for the examination.”

Furthermore, the people called on the Local Government Health Authority to deploy some health workers to health centre  in the area to ensure adequate medical care for the people.

Addressing the people, the high-spirited member representing Ikemba Ward, Hon. Ikechukwu urged his people and indeed the all Abians in general to adhere to the various laid down precautionary measures of government in the extant fight against the coronavirus disease.

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Hon. Ikechukwu used the medium to pray for the quick recovery of the Governor, called on all Abians and lovers of the Governor to earnestly pray for a total restoration of the latter’s health.

Highlights of the meeting included the decamping of some AUPGA members to P.D.P and empowerment program of one month training, as well as establishing of six (6) youths each from the six villages that make up Ikemba ward on piggy and vegetables cultivation in a bid to complement the efforts of the Governor on agriculture.

Meanwhile, the meeting had in attendance Usaka ward exco, party local Government excos from the ward, community youth coordinator and other sons and daughters of the area.

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