Akwa Ibom set up ₦100 million education fund for physically-challenged students

The Akwa Ibom government has approved a N100 million Education Intervention Fund to assist physically-challenged students of Akwa Ibom origin and other challenged students in the state.

Governor Umo Eno announced this when the National Association of Students with Disabilities, University of Uyo chapter, paif him a visit at the Government House.

According to him, “Office of the Accountant-General, Secretary to the State Government, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Welfare will supervise disbursement.

“The fees are paid directly to the beneficiaries’ schools and allowances given to the students after due profiling”, the governor explained.

He also warned against bureaucratic bottlenecks in the disbursement, explaining that the gesture is to encourage the beneficiaries and make life easier for them.

“All of us are challenged in one way or the other. I just want to say you are not alone, we will work with you and support you.”

Governor Eno said the development was made to give students a sense of belonging and to underscore the inclusion drive of his administration.

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