RSG Sets Mechanism For Payment Of UTME Fee For Eligible Rivers State Students
In fulfillment of Promise of the Rivers State Governor,Chief Nyesom Wike to ensure that every Rivers Child has access to quality Education and equal opportunities, the Rivers State Government has begun processes for the payment of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination fee for eligible Rivers State students in SS3.
According to the state Ministry of Education, Principals of Public and Private Schools are to register all eligible students on the platform of Rivers Education Management Information System, RIVEMIS on www.rivemis.riversstate.gov.ng
Addressing principals of Public and approved Private Senior Secondary Schools, the state Commissioner for Education, Professor Kaniye Ebeku said Governor Nyesom Wike is desirous to impact the lives of Rivers people.
Professor Ebeku stated that the registration on RIVemis is to furnish the state Government with the accurate number of students eligible for the examination.
He directed Principals of Public and approved Private schools to ensure that all eligible Rivers Students are uploaded on the platform before the close of work on Tuesday, 14th January, 2020.
The Education Commissioner warned against uploading names of persons who are not Rivers state Indigenes and Students on the platform.
Also speaking, Special Assistant to the Governor on ICT, Ibufuro Asawo, explained that the registration of students on the RIVemis platform is free.
He expressed worry that many schools were yet to take advantage of the platform despite series of campaigns by the ICT department on social and conventional mediums.
However, he expressed readiness to ensure all students of the schools are uploaded on the platform before the deadline prior to the cooperation of principals of senior secondary schools in Rivers State.
For her Part, JAMB Zonal Coordinator for Rivers State, Oyinkansola Odhigada, lauded the state Governor for the decision of sponsoring Rivers Indigenes for the examinations.
Odhigada hinted that the examination board will commence mock exams in preparation for the UTME on the 18th of January and expressed the willingness of the board to work in synergy with the state government through the Ministry of Education.