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Refund excess WAEC, NECO handling charges, Benue govt orders principals

Refund excess WAEC, NECO handling charges, Benue govt orders

The Benue State Education Quality Assurance Agency (BSEQAA) has instructed school principals in the state to promptly reimburse SS3 students for any excessive WAEC/NECO handling charges they may have paid. 

Francis Terna, the director-general of the agency, issued the directive during his visit to several schools in Makurdi, the state capital, on Thursday. 

Terna personally interacted with SS3 students in the visited schools to determine the amount they were charged for WAEC and NECO examination fees.

Having ascertained the facts, he instructed the principals to refund the excess charges to the students without delay.

He further directed all the schools to adhere strictly to the approved handling charges of N5,000 per student.

He also advised the schools’ authorities to desist from such sharp practices, adding that failure to comply with the government’s directive would be met with appropriate sanctions.

Terna said that the state government was fully committed to upholding high standards and ensuring academic excellence. According to him, the agency will continue its random visits to schools to monitor their operations.

He restated the government’s directive that no SS3 student should be admitted during the second term to avoid disrupting the academic calendar.

The BSEQAA boss also inspected form masters’ registers, schemes, and records of work as well as lesson plans.

The schools visited included RCM Primary School in Tiosha, UBE Junior Secondary School, Naka Road, NKST Secondary School, Naka Road, and Mount Carmel College, Makurdi.

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