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  • Updated: January 11, 2024

Kogi: Govt warns school principals against sabotage of WAEC payment scheme

 Kogi: Govt warns school principals against sabotage of WAEC

Kogi State Government has warned principals of public secondary schools against sabotaging the scheme set to pay West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) fees for final-year students.

Commissioner for Education Science and Technology, Wemi Jones, on Thursday, gave the warning at the verification of government-sponsored 2024 WAEC candidates at Bishop Delisles College, Lokoja.

Governor Yahaya Bello had in November 2023, approved the disbursement of N497 million for payment of WAEC fees for students enrolled in the state’s public schools.

Jones urged the principals to cooperate with the government to achieve its aims of payment of WAEC fees for SSS3 students in the state.

He stated that principals and school heads were important for the successful implementation of the government’s payment of internal and external examinations programme.

He lamented the none submission of accurate figures of students by some principals, describing the action as not only a disservice to the state but jeopardising the future of the students and the state.

He stressed that Gov. Yahaya Bello had ensured that the Ministry of Education remained alive and very active to its responsibilities by kick-starting payment of WAEC fees for students in the midst of politics in 2023.

“We will not only pay for WAEC but we will also pay for JAMB and other internal examination fees.

“But the principals and head of schools have made it extremely difficult for government to progress with WAEC payment because people are not just sincere.

“We called for the register of students from JSS1 to SS3, because we needed it to update the Annual School Census (ASC); We want everything to be done electronically.

 

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