Senator Chimaroke Nnamani representing Enugu East Senatorial District of Enugu State has paid the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) registration fees for all the female students in public secondary schools in Enugu State.
Confirming this on Sunday 26th January, 2020 in a statement in Abuja, the former governor of Enugu State confirmed that bank drafts had been raised in favour of WAEC for each of the 68 benefiting secondary schools in his constituency.
Chimaroke, who is also the Chairman Senate Committee on Cooperation and Integration in Africa/NEPAD, stated that a total of 3,991 female students in the 68 public secondary schools in Enugu East Senatorial Zone would take the May/ June 2020 WAEC examinations.
“The 68 bank drafts for the schools he said had been submitted to the WAEC, Enugu Zonal Office in Enugu,” he said.
“The gesture is in fulfillment of his promise in October last year during the commemoration of the 2019 International Day for the Girl Child 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 added.
One of the principals of the schools, Mrs Emmelda Nwachukwu of the Special Science Girls Secondary School, Agbani, near Enugu, expressed gratitude to Senator Nnamani for his benevolence.
She urged other well meaning individuals and organizations to identify with the education of the girl child in the country pointing out that, “educate the woman, you educate the nation.”
Zonal Coordinator of the examining body in Enugu, Mrs C.O. Agwu has therefore directed the generation of registration pin codes for the enlisted candidates.