A Local Government in Lagos State, Surulere, has distributed free GCE forms to 30 pupils that did well in the Summer coaching organised by the council.
Council Chairman Sulaiman Yusuf said the gesture was to reward excellence and reduce the burden on their parents.
“One of our goals is to impact knowledge in our youths. Since they are on holiday, we thought it wise that instead of staying at home and roaming the streets, we should keep them busy… As you can see, it has helped greatly to keep them focus,” he said.
He said more 20 free GCE forms would be distributed to indigent pupils in the community.
“The parents cannot do everything and it’s not every parent that has the capacity to enrol their children for JAMB. We took it as part of our responsibility to the community and to appreciate the children that did well in this summer coaching,” he said.
He advised the pupils to face their studies and do well in their exams.
“The best thing their parents can give them is education and for them to appreciate their parents is to excel in their academic work’’.