The Birnin Gwari local government council of Kaduna State has purchased 335 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) forms for distribution to qualified indigenes of the local government area.
The council chairman, Ya`u Musa, said that the move will enable the applicants to access admission into various institutions of higher learning.
Mr. Musa told the News Agency of Nigeria that the forms will be distributed free of charge to qualified applicants to consolidate the state’s educational development.
He said “the gesture is aimed at assisting applicants from the local government, who have met with the requirements of JAMB to apply for placement in tertiary institutions to further their education.”
He urged those who will benefit to work hard to enable them to pass the examination and secure admissions into tertiary institutions of their choice.
According to the council boss, the beneficiaries will be drawn from the 11 wards in the local government area. He said that the beneficiaries must have obtained the minimum entry requirements to enable them secure admission into institutions of higher learning.