The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Cooperation and Integration in Africa/NEPAD, Senator Chimaroke Nnamani, has reportedly paid the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) registration fees for all the female students in public secondary schools in Enugu East Senatorial District of Enugu State.
The beneficiaries of this goodwill is a total of 3,991 female students in the 68 public secondary schools in Enugu East Senatorial Zone. Their fees for the May/ June 2020 WAEC examinations has already been settled.
The former governor of Enugu State, who issued a statement in Abuja, confirmed that bank drafts has already been raised and submitted to the Enugu East zonal headquarters. The draft covers the WAEC bills for each of the 68 benefiting secondary schools in his constituency.
Senator Nnamani stated that his gesture is aimed at the fulfillment of his promise in October last year during the commemoration of the 2019 International Day for the Girl Child where he promised to promote education for women especially the indigent ones.
“This gesture is part of my resolve to impact positively on my constituents through education and empowerment programmes,” Nnamani said.
The WAEC Zonal Coordinator in Enugu, Mrs C.O. Agwu, has ordered the quick generation of registration pin codes for the enlisted candidates.
One of the principals of the benefiting schools, Mrs Emmelda Nwachukwu of the Special Science Girls Secondary School, Agbani, Enugu State, has conveyed gratitude to Senator Nnamani for his generosity.
She urged other philanthropic individuals and organizations to also involve themselves in the education of the girl child in the country pointing out that ”If you educate the woman, you educate the nation.”