Cross River State House of Assembly Speaker, Rt. Hon John Gaul Lebo and Director General Cross River State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr Betta Edu has paid fees for 736 school children in Adadama, Abi Local Government Area for 2017 Academic year.
The payment, as revealed is part of the continuous education grant relief to the less privilege in their Community.
The fee grant is a continuous exercise which is to assist the parents of the students from Adadama community where the hail from.
Speaking on behalf of the Speaker, Dr Betta Edu said Education is a right of every child and by that these scholarship is for parents and guardians facing challenges in paying school fees of their wards and children schooling in Adadama. She said the payment is part of their commitment to raising the human capital base of the people of Adadama through Education.
“The gesture was in line with the State Governor’s agenda and marching order to ensure that every child in Cross River State is educationally empowered. We won’t relent in our effort until the goal is achieved said the DG,” Edu said.
So far the Speaker and the DG have paid fees for Adadama Pupil and Students for two consecutive years running as part of their social responsibility and give back to the community that raised them to stardom. This has also been inclusive of the annual Medical Outreach organised at the end of every year.