The administration of Itesiwaju Local Government Area of Oyo State has started the distribution of free application forms for the 2018/2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
The exercise will end on Friday, November 30, 2018. According to the Education Department of the council area, over 300 willing applicants across the 11 senior secondary schools in the local government have so far picked up their forms at no cost.
The local government chairman, Hon. Niyi Adeagbo, while flagging off the exercise said the gesture was in line with the administration’s commitment to education and reward for good performance by pupils amd students in the basic, secondary and tertiary education.
He explained that “we are giving underprivileged students this support because when we have educated youth and populace, the local government develops politically and economically”.
The council boss stated that his administration has partnered with the Local Inspectorate of Education and the school principals in the council area towards the conduct of free, fair and credible qualification examination for the applicants.
“The L.I.E and the principals are the examiners for the yet-to-be announced qualification exams. Therefore, I urge all our students who are interested in the next year UTME to come to the education department of the council to obtain free forms before the deadline date” he said.
Adeagbo reinstated his commitment towards educational development in the LGA, noting that more of such developments will characterize his tenure.