THE Niger State House of Assembly on Thursday passed a resolution urging the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), to establish an examination centre in Kontagora.
The House passed the resolution following a motion moved by Nura Garba (APC/Kontagora II).
Garba said that the motion had become necessary “because Kontagora town plays an important role in the educational development of Niger State”.
“Section 18 of the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria says that government shall direct its policy toward ensuring that there are equal and adequate educational opportunities at all levels.
“Kontagora town plays an important role in the educational development of Niger, given that the town has a Federal College of Education as well as 17 government and 18 private secondary schools.
“But, in spite of the above stated number of educational institutions, Kontagora, unlike other major towns in the state like Minna, Bida and Suleja, does not have a JAMB centre,” he fumed.
The House resolved to call on the state government to urge the Federal Government to establish two JAMB centres in each of the three senatorial districts in the state.