From Umar Danladi Ado, Sokoto
Sokoto State Government has approved the purchase of 15,000 for 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry (DE) forms. The state Commissioner for Higher Education, Prof. Bashir Garba, announced this at a stakeholders’ meeting on the distribution of the forms in Sokoto.
He said 15,000 UTME and DE forms were approved for purchase and distribution to eligible candidates of the state origin. During the meeting, successes and challenges encountered were extensively discussed. The commissioner said the ministry would partner with the state Ministry foLocal Government Affairs and local government councils for the success of the exercise. He said the ministry would commence distribution of the forms on Thursday.
Prof. Garba enjoined wealthy individuals to compliment government effort in that regard. The commissioner was represented by the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Pharm. Almustapha Othman Ali, thanking the state government for the early approval for the purchase of the forms.