On Friday 26th, February 2021, the Deputy Chief Whip, House of Representatives, Federal Republic of Nigeria and Member Representing Isuikwuato/Umunneochi Federal Constituency, Hon Barr Nkeiruka Onyejeocha paid the WAEC fees of all the government owned Secondary Schools in Isuikwuato and Umunneochi respectively, and that of the exit classes in Primary Schools worth millions of naira.
While presenting the cheques to the various school and reaffirming her belief in empowering every generation with the mental capacity to improve the society, She said,
“Education is the bedrock of a Society. No Society has made a meaningful Progress without paying rapt attention to Education and its Sundries.
“Having seen the power of Education, I have undertaken to bear the cost of WAEC FEES of all the Public Schools within Isuikwuato/ Umunneochi Federal Constituency.
“This is the way I want to increase human and Capacity Development in our communities and also stop our Youths from leaving Secondary Schools without WAEC Certificate.
“This gesture would be limited to indigent students in subsequent years.
At the event was members of the community, stakeholders, principals of various school and notably amongst those at the event was Ms Adaora Onyechere, her technical adviser and Head of Women and gender affairs cluster committee African Union Ecosocc was on ground to observe during the event.
Ms Adaora Onyechere acknowledged that Rt.Hon Nkeiruka Onyejeocha’s deliberate efforts towards the education and empowerment of youths especially young girls is what will bring about the desired efforts in reducing the number of out of school girls.
She also said that the steps the Rt. Hon Nkeiruka Onyejeocha is taking to put people first is not new and has always been the fulcrum of her representation and her call as a leader.