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ZMSG DOES NOT PAY WAEC/NECO REGISTRATION FEES FOR PRIVATE SCHOOLS: ASSOCIATION REPLIES ZAMFARA DEP. ACCOUNTANT GENERAL

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The National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools in Zamfara had reacted to the comments by the Deputy Accountant General Mr. Mansur Ladan that they usually connive with the state ministry of Education to shift the burden of payment of WAEC/NECO fees to the state government.

Chairman of the Association in Zamfara Dr Tukur Abdullahi Madawakin Bungudu who reacted to the comments on behalf of his members described the statement made by the DAG as misleading since it does not reflect the true picture of their operation.

Mr. Ladan had during an interview with Thunder Blowers last week attributed that part of the reasons why Zamfara state government cannot be able to pay WAEC/NECO fees was a result of heavy burden of payment to the examination bodies on annual basis which he said private schools often shifted the burden of their registered candidates to the government.

He said last year he went through a list of registered students of Zamfara submitted by the Ministry of Education for payment, and he clearly sighted names of candidate of Private schools from ECWA Church school, Caliphate, and rest.

“Last year they presented the list of over 26,000, and we rejected it and when we praised harder on the ministry to come up with genuine list, this year they presented the list of 16,000 because those unnecessary burdens from the private schools have been removed” Ladan added.

But the Chairman of the association Dr. Tukur reacted that the list in question is the one sent to the ministry of education by the examination bodies directly, which he said contained the names of every qualified candidate from Zamfara regardless of being in private or public schools.

He said the examination bodies do not sent the list through individual schools but rather through the ministry of education which is the coordinating body after which the certified list of every private school will be segregated and forwarded to them.

He clarified that on the area of registration the examination bodies deal with each examination center directly and the proprietor of every school usually generate a pin go to the bank to raise draft for his school and make payment to their accounts directly.

He further said after the payment each proprietor take the payment evidence to the examination body from where access will be given to his students to regularized their registration of subjects.

He wondered where the DAG got his information that government of Zamfara paid registration fees for private schools hence every year students who sat for NECO or WAEC in the private schools in Zamfara secured their results and proceed to tertiary level of education whereas those from public schools are still awaiting their results for five consecutive years.

“If government is paying for our candidate which magic then are we using to get the result of our candidates since the government is yet to settle the debt of registration fees with the examination body for five good years” Dr. Tukur asked DAG.

He advised the DAG to always verify claims and seek for clarification on the way things are done before going to the press to disseminate information that is considered misleading.

 

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ZMHA AMEND LAW ON AREA DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL.

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Members of Zamfara state house of assembly has passed into law amended Bill for a Law to amend the Area Development Council Establishment Act Law No(7).

The development followed the delivery of
committee report by the house leader Faruk Musa Dosara who doubled as the Chairman of the house standing committee on local government.

With the new development, the qualifications for someone to be appointed as administrator of Area Development Council is senior living certificate .

The new law also stated that, the person to be appointed as Administrator for the Area Development Council must attain the age of (25) years.

The new amendment had also provided that, funds for the execution of development projects be credited to the account of the area development Council directly.

 

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ZMHA SCREEN FMR. BBC STAFF, TWO OTHERS AS SPECIAL ADVISERS.

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Three additional nominees for the post of Special Advisers have been screened by the members of the state house of assembly.

The nominees are Malam Sahabi Ahmad Mada, Dr. Nura Makwashe and Malan Shehu Garba.

Until his appointment, Dr. Makwashe is an academic staff working with the Bayero University Kano and also worked with BBC London during his study days in the United Kingdom.

According to the House Spokesperson Nasiru Usman Biyabiki the screening followed an executive communication received from the office of the Secretary to the State Government.

Presenting the nominees before the members, the house leader, Hon. Faruk Musa Dosara urged his colleagues to accept the nomination and confirm the appointment of the nominees.

Speaker Nasiru Magarya confirmed the nomination of the candidates as unanimous decision of the house.

Magarya urged the nominees to bring their experience to bear and justify the confidence reposed on them in ensuring the sustainable development of the state.

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BILL ON ZAMFARA ANTI-THURGGERY AGENCY SCALES THROUGH FIRST & SECOND READING

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A Bill for an act to establish Zamfara State Anti Thuggery Agency scales through first and second readings on the floor of the state house of assembly on Tuesday.

According to the House Spokesperson Nasiru Usman Biyabiki, the proposed executive Bill was presented on the floor of the house by the House Leader Faruk Musa Dosara.

After extensive deliberation, Biyabiki said, the Bill scales through first and second readings and later presented before the standing Committee on justice and security for further legislative consideration.

“Hon. Magarya said, if established vthe Agency will among other things complement the security agencies’ efforts in curtailing anti-thuggery activities and other social vices in the state” Biyabiki added.

Speaker Magarya called on the committee members to work hard and accomplish the assigned responsibilities within the stipulated period.

 

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