By Abdulrahman Kayode
The Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has commenced the distribution of the annual free Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) forms to Kwarans. The Senate president, who has over the years, been distributing the UTME forms to Kwarans through his ABS Mandate Constituency Office located in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital has, this time around monetized the support for thousands of candidates from Kwara Central, Kwara South and Kwara North. The monetization is as a result of the new policy of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board which mandates every candidate to personally pay into Commercial Banks where that will be registered online.
We may recall that last week, the Constituency Office through its Director of Media and Communications, Hon. Kayode Omotose, announced the decision of the Senate President to give free JAMB forms to one thousand Kwara Central candidates. Meanwhile, as the leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, he extended this humanitarian gesture to Kwara South and Kwara North respectively.
History has it that Saraki, as a leader who epitomizes human capacity development, has not only been giving out the JAMB forms but also organising coaching classes at different centres in Ilorin for Kwara Central, Aja-Ipo for Kwara South and Baruteen and Lafiaji for Kwara northerners.
According to the Director of Youth and Student Affairs of the constituency office, Alhaji Kale Ajanaku, the Senate President, as a leader who believes in quality education as the best tool towards a better future of Nigeria, facilitated Seventy (70) blocks of classrooms for Kwara Central Senatorial District with full furniture support, in which many of them have been completed whilst a few are near completion. He proceeded by disclosing that Sen. Saraki, as a leader with a digital mindset, has also begun the installation of computers and other ICT facilities in eight Secondary Schools in his constituency in order to prepare Kwara State students for Computer Based Examinations right from basic schools.