Special Adviser to the Benue State Governor on education, Mr. Matthew Mnyam has stated that education will always remain one of the top priorities of the Governor Ortom-led administration.
He stated this today at Mbawa Community Secondary School Daudu during the inspection tour of the ongoing Basic Examination Certificate Examination, BECE.
48 students of Universal Basic Education, UBE Junior Secondary Schools Torkula and Uikpam, whom were part of the over 1,000 displaced students registered free for the BECE by the state government are also writing the examination at the center.
Mr. Mnyam noted that the decision to register the displaced students for the examination was to ensure that they continued with their academic pursuit, stressing that the Ortom administration would not in any way toy with the education of its citizens.
He commended the Executive Secretary of the Benue State Examinations Board, Mr. Torhile Uchi, for the new innovations at the board especially timely release of BECE certificates among others and urged him to sustain the tempo.
Reacting, Principals of UBE Junior Secondary Schools Torkula and Uikpam, Messrs Lazarus Iortyom and Vitalis Bamda, all appreciated the gesture of Governor Ortom for coming to the aid of the displaced students, stating that it was a demonstration of sensitivity to their plight.
Some of the students who spoke including Masters Eric Bam and Targema Shater, thanked Governor Ortom for registering them for the examinations and promised to put in their best in pursuit of their academics.