In fulfilling part of its core objectives -helping indigent students to attain academic excellence-, a non governmental organisation, Academic Excellence Initiative (AEI), has presented free Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) forms to some students in Lagos.
While presenting the forms to the students, the Project Officer of the AEI Mushin Unit, Dr Moshood, said the forms were given to ensure that indigent students are not deprived of the privelege to acquire tertiary education.
“This is one of our core objectives, the AEI aims at academic excellence of studnets, to achieve that, we set out to give these students, free forms to enable them access education IP n beyond the secondary level. This free UTME form is giving out to students every year and this we will hope to sustain tempo to enable us impact positively in their lives,” he said.
Dr Moshood said, aside free forms, the NGO also engage in the free teaching of the students at various centres within the unitt and across the South west states of Nigeria as a AEI is a national organisation.
One of the candidates Hamzat Aderonke in an heartfelt appreciation, thanked the AEI for their support for the free forms
She said, “I had thought I won’t be able to write this year’s UTME as a result of paucity of funds, but with the support from the AEI, I am now a bonafide candidate of UTME. I Thank them for this opportunity given to us”.