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Breaking News: Gov. Agbu Kefas Declares Free Education for Primary and Secondary School

Breaking News: Gov. Agbu Kefas Declares Free Education for Primary and Secondary School

Gov. Agbu Kefas during his visit to Ebenezer Primary School in Wukari Local Government Council.

The Executive Governor, Dr. Agbu Kefas has officially declared free education for primary and secondary school beginning from the next academic session. He made the declaration when he visited Ebenezer Primary School in Wukari Local Government Council.

The Governor emphasized that it is the Government’s responsibility to bear the expenses and that students should not be subjected to any fees.

It can be recalled that Governor Abgu Kefas declared a state of emergency on education in Taraba state and his recent visits to schools, coupled with his directives for renovations and the reduction of school fees for students of the Taraba State University and School of Nursing and Midwifery are clear signs that this administration is matching words with actions.

“Tarabans Deserves Access To Education Without Unbearable Burdens” – Gov. Agbu Kefas

“Tarabans Deserves Access To Education Without Unbearable Burdens” – Gov. Agbu Kefas

His Excellency, Dr. agbu Kefas during his visit to the Taraba State University, Jalingo.

His Excellency, Dr. Agbu Kefas on July 5th 2023, made an unscheduled visit to Taraba State University, Jalingo. After engagements with both the Management and Students of the Institution, the Governor announced a 50% reduction in school fees effective from the next academic session.

He said that the decision to reduce the school fees of students by 50% became very necessary because Tarabans deserve to have access to Education without unbearable burdens.

“Following reports on my desk and via the Social Media, the Management should expedite the accreditation processes for some unaccredited courses – especially Law and Medical Laboratory Science.” he said.

During the visit, Governor Agbu Kefas checked the Female Hostels and promised the students that the hostels will experience immediate renovations, so as to improve their living conditions.

Governor Agbu Kefas Orders Closure of GCSS and Announces Infrastructure Remodeling

Governor Agbu Kefas Orders Closure of GCSS and Announces Infrastructure Remodeling

Governor Agbu Kefas at the premises of GCSS, Jalingo.

In a surprise visit to Government Comprehensive Secondary School, the Executive Governor, Dr Agbu Kefas issued a directive for the immediate closure of the school.

The governor expressed his concern over the condition of the school, stressing that a closure was necessary to facilitate the planned remodeling of the entire facility.

As the government initiates the remodeling process, stakeholders, including students, parents, and teachers, are eager to witness the transformation of GCSS. The improvements in infrastructure are expected to contribute to the overall development of the educational sector in the state.

The closure of GCSS and the subsequent remodeling project demonstrate Governor Agbu Kefas’s dedication to providing quality education and improved infrastructure for the youth of the state.

Gov. Agbu Kefas Declares Emergency On Education

Gov. Agbu Kefas Declares Emergency On Education

The Executive Governor, His Excellency, Dr Agbu Kefas.

His Excellency, Dr. Agbu Kefas, has declared a state of emergency on basic and post-basic education in the state. During a media interactive session held in Jalingo, Governor Kefas expressed his administration’s commitment to ensuring compulsory and free quality education for all residents.

Recognizing the crucial role of educators in shaping the future of the state, he promised to motivate teachers and improve their welfare.

Highlighting the importance of security, Governor Kefas assured the people of Taraba State that the protection of lives and property would be his topmost priority. He emphasized the need to create a safe and conducive environment for learning, acknowledging that quality education is only possible when residents feel secure.

Furthermore, Governor Kefas announced his administration’s intention to adopt a Peer Review Mechanism in the allocation of development projects to local government areas. He stressed the importance of involving the people in decision-making processes by allowing them to choose their areas of priority in developmental projects. Governor Kefas emphasized that the opinions and preferences of the residents would be considered to ensure that projects are tailored to meet their specific needs.

“We shall consult the people of various local government areas to decide on projects that are good for them. They are the ones who voted for us, and as such, we should engage them in project locations. This would enable us to serve them better,” Governor Kefas stated.

The declaration of a state of emergency in education and the focus on teacher training, improved welfare, and community engagement reflect Governor Kefas’ determination to revitalize the educational sector in Taraba State. With a renewed commitment to providing quality education and addressing the pressing needs of the people, Governor Kefas aims to create a brighter future for the residents of Taraba State.

FUW Combined Convocation: VP Charges Graduates to Embark on Developmental Ventures for the Growth of the Country

FUW Combined Convocation: VP Charges Graduates to Embark on Developmental Ventures for the Growth of the Country

Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo delivering his speech at the FUW Combined Convocation.

Professor Yemi Osinbajo has charged graduates to embark on ventures that would fast track the country’s development.

He made the statement on Saturday during the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th combined convocation of Federal University Wukari in Taraba state and admonished the students to engage in innovative ideas that will fetch and source them income and also grow the economy of the country as he cited Sadam Aliyu of Kano and Kamal Hassan for their innovative ideas.

While addressing the graduates, he urged them to be good ambassadors of the institution and the country at large, adding that they should engage in meaningful ventures that would aid the development of the country by taking advantage of opportunities that technology has presented such as Paystack, Flutterwave etc.

“Dear graduands, I urge you to see the various challenges in our environment as opportunities for the creation of solutions. We are a nation with a rapidly expanding population with attendant human sustenance needs.”


“You must take full advantage of the knowledge and skills you have acquired to innovate and create, be productive and make adding value your motto.”


“Government is ready and willing to support initiatives that would create wealth, jobs and opportunities. This is why we have established initiatives such as the N75 billion National Youth Investment Fund and the CBN’s Creative Sector Fund.”


“It is why President Muhammadu Buhari recently approved the investing in Digital and Creative Enterprises (iDICE) programme, an over $600million programme that will support young tech and creative sector entrepreneurs through the provision of finance, skills development and infrastructure.”


“You all are an integral part of a great future already buzzing to happen; go, don’t hold back.”

At least 104 out of 3,897 graduating students of the Federal University WUkari in Taraba State were awarded first-class degrees.

The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Jude Rabo said the 104 students have distinguished themselves both in terms of quality and performance. According to him, the institution was committed to generating knowledge for reserach and development and would continue to create more for the university and its academic staff across the world.

Taraba Scholarship Board to Commence Bursary Disbursement Soon

Taraba Scholarship Board to Commence Bursary Disbursement Soon

The Taraba State government has breezed a new lease of life into the state’s scholarship board and will soon resume disbursement of bursary awards.

This follows the release of the sum of N 50 million by the Executive Governor of the state Arc. Darius Dickson Ishaku, for immediate disbursement to deserving indigenes, who are studying in various tertiary institutions across the

To create an enabling environment for the seamless performance of its functions, the governor also directed the immediate and comprehensive renovation of the board’s office complex to give it a befitting outlook.

In compliance with the directive, the board has constituted three implementation committees to take charge of the three senatorial districts.

These committees were already working with various students’ union bodies from the state in all the concerned institutions to generate data of targeted beneficiaries in the efforts to commence payments of
bursary awards.

The board under the chairmanship of Alhaji Hassan Bappa, was leaving no stone unturned in the bid to execute the directive so as enable timely disbursement of funds to assist the students cushion some of the challenges they encounter in school.

The action of the governor was coming on the heels of the promise he made to the youth of the state that it was now time for him to extend to them the dividend of democracy for the continuous support and loyalty he has enjoyed from them since
assumption of office.

He had equally pledged to sustain the programme, most especially, now that the economy was biting harder than ever before.

The Governor promised the continual release of funds for the award of scholarships and reprimanded the students to make him and the state proud in their respective fields of study.