Niger State Governor, Mohammed Bago has ordered free transportation of government school pupils within the state.
He said this measure is to help ensure that learners have easy access to education, amidst the removal of fuel subsidy by the President Tinubu administration.
He said the free transportation for the children at the basic level of education will encourage pupils to go to school at the basic education level and again cushion the effect of subsidy removal.
Officials of the National Examination Council, led by its registrar and Chief Executive Officer, Ibrahim Wushishi, paid a visit to the Government House, Minna, the state capital.
Bago tasked the officials of the National Examination body to assist the government in making schools attractive to learners and improve the quality of education in the North-Central state.
The registrar mentioned that the examination body shall collaborate with the state government to better education in the state.