Parents Commend Bauchi Senator for Paying UTME Fees for 150 Science Students

Segun Awofadeji in Bauchi

Some parents in Toro Local Government Area of Bauchi State have commended Senator Shehu Buba, who represents Bauchi South in the Senate, for paying the 2023/2024 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) fees for 150 science students in the area.

The parents made the commendation in Toro yesterday at the end of the Computer Based Test (CBT) training, organised for the students by the senator.

According to them, the gesture would not be easily forgotten as it came just at the time they were struggling to make ends meet, and could hardly sort for the payment.

One of the parents, Yakubu  Baka, expressed happiness that his son, Isa Yakubu, was one of the students that benefited from the gesture.

He said: “I am happy that my son is among those who were chosen, even though I had the intention of paying, I haven’t until the senator came to my rescue.

“My son wouldn’t have gotten the privilege to write the exam this year if not for Senator Buba, and I’m grateful to him for this wonderful gesture.”

Another parent, Yusuf Sambo, said they have many children but when a relief like this is extended to any of them, it should be appreciated.

“The day I heard that Senator Buba was going to pay for their computer training and JAMB examination fee, I was so excited because if you have five children and someone says he has paid for one or two, it’s a thing of Joy.

“I’m grateful, and I urge all the children to read hard and never take this kind gesture for granted. This computer training they had is another skill acquisition, even if you have a degree. So, with this, he has done a great Job here, and we wish him the best and God’s blessings,” he prayed.

Similarly, Mr. Suleiman Gidado, Malawa Village head, said this was the first time a senator would be paying for the UTME fees of 150 students in the LGA.

He called on the students not to misuse the opportunity given to them, by reading hard and pass in flying colours.

Also, Mr. Ibrahim Mato, the senior legislative aide to the senator, said that the gesture was purely extended to the indigent parents who may not have had the financial capability to pay the fees for their children.

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