Government official pays tuition for 723 students, Cross River pupils


Cross River State Health Commissioner Betta Edu paid school fees for 723 students and pupils in Adadama community, Abi local government area in the state, for the school calendar current.

The beneficiaries are students from the Immigrants secondary school in the region.

The beneficiary students are from PCN Primary School, Ekpon, PCN Extension Isong Inyang Primary School, St. Berns Ibalebo Primary School, Government Primary School, Atani and Primary School PCN Imina.

Certain pupils and pupils of certain private schools have also benefited from the act of the commissioner.

Ms Edu, a doctor, said her gesture was intended to complement Governor Ben Ayade’s efforts in the state’s education sector, although it was entrusted to him due to his limited resources.

Ms Edu said that education is the cornerstone of development and that she understands the difficulties some parents face in paying their children’s school fees.

“My desire is to help parents by supporting the education of their children,” she said. I’ve been doing it religiously for four years now.

“I won’t go to bed happy if one of these kids drops out of school. After all, this is where the hope for tomorrow lies.

The commissioner promised to extend assistance to other communities in the Abi local government area and beyond.

She called on organizations and individuals in Cross River State to help secure a future for the state’s youth by investing in education.

The traditional leader of the Adadama community, Eval Agbomi, last week congratulated the commissioner on her help to students and pupils. He described her as a “young woman with a lion’s heart” who has a blessing for the Abi local government area and Cross River State.

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