Ekiti State Government pays N24 Million administrative charges on behalf of SSCE candidates .
…says no principal should collect money from candidates
The Governor of Ekiti State Dr. Kayode Fayemi has approved the payment of administrative charges of over Twenty Four Million naira to Schools Principals for 13,390 candidates in the Public Secondary Schools in Ekiti 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 yesterday in his office in Ado Ekiti.
According to the Permanent Secretary, the State Government has paid the sum of N1,850 (One thousand Eight hundred and Fifty Naira) 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 that have served for over twenty years would henceforth be engaged in supervision of Ceritificate 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 Government has 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.