Rt. Hon Yakubu Dogara, The Speaker of the House of Representatives, has praised students of Ohogua IDPs camp, for their awesome performance in the concluded Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME results.
Reports coming out of the camp shows that 59 out of the 63 who wrote the UTME exam scored above 200, with some of the students getting as high as 298.
Yakubu Dogara, who gave the students money for their registration fees for the examination, including WAEC, NECO, and NABTEB, as part of his encouragement for internally displaced persons across the country, said he was very happy with their performances.
He said this in a statement he made available to reporters by his Special Adviser (Media & Public Affairs), Turaki Hassan.
The statement reads:
“The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon Yakubu Dogara has congratulated students of Ohogua Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp, Benin City, Edo State, for their impressive performance in the recently Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) results released by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB).
“According to Solomon Folunsho, the general overseer of International Christian Mission Centre and operator of the camp, 59 out of the 63 who wrote the exam scored above 200, with some getting as high as 298.
“This is another manifestation of the inherent resilience of Nigerians, whether young or old and their ability to record notable achievements, even in the face of daunting challenges.
“Dogara commended the operators of the camp, as well as other displaced camps in the country, for their continued selfless efforts in ensuring that the displaced persons are cared for, as government intensifies efforts to ensure their safe return to their homes and communities.