By Ena Ojong
Deputy Chairman, House Of Representatives Committee on Tertiary Education and member representing Ogoja/Yala Federal Constituency, Hon. Jarigbe Agom Jarigbe is embarking a tour of the 24 political wards of his constituency to distribute writing materials to students preparing for the forthcoming West African Certificate Examination, WAEC.
This is sequel to his entrepreneurship intervention where constituents were trained on different vocational skills and subsequently given take off grants to begin their own businesses.
The exercise which kicked off at Mount Carmel Ogoja, went through Mary Knoll, Pope John Paul, and will be extended to schools across the 24 wards before the end of the week.
According to an aide to the legislator, the exercise is a demonstration of Hon. Jarigbe’s love for education.
“As the Vice Chairman of the Committee on Tertiary Education, Honorable Jarigbe is very passionate about education. He appreciates the value education adds to our lives, particularly for young people who still have abundant time and opportunities ahead of them which is why he is doing this intervention again to assist our younger ones who are getting ready for the very crucial WAEC exams.” said the aide.
Some of the students who benefitted from the writing materials told our reporter that though the gesture may be small, it will go a long way to save money for their parents who are presently going through a lot of hardship because of the economic recession.
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