WOLE BALOGUN, Ado Ekiti
The Governor of Ekiti State Dr. Kayode Fayemi has approved the payment of administrative charges of over N24million to schools principals for 13,390 candidates in the public secondary schools in the state who will be writing the April/May 2019 WAEC Senior School Certificate examination.
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Mr. Ayodeji Ajayi, disclosed this in his office in Ado Ekiti.
He said the state government had paid the sum of N1,850 per student for 13,390 candidates to take care of administrative charges and incidental expenses during the examination.
He reiterated that any school involved in examination malpractices would be punished in accordance with the law, adding that the state government has a zero tolerance for examination malpractice.
The Permanent Secretary, however, disclosed that vice principals who have served for over 20 years would henceforth be engaged in the supervision of certification examinations in the state.
He, therefore, called on principals in the state not to collect any money from any candidate that would write the SSCE examination now that the government had taken care of all required expenses.
The state government had earlier paid the SSCE examination fees for all students in the state’s public schools in furtherance of its free and compulsory education policy.
It also gave the schools instructional materials worth several millions of naira.