Ogun Releases N340m for WAEC Examination Fees0
The Ogun State Government has released N340 million for the payment of the West African Examination Council (WAEC) examination fees.
The Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Alhaji Yusuph Olaniyonu, in a statement, said the amount will cover the fees of 41,000 pupils.
He said the gesture was in line with the government’s determination to provide affordable and qualitative education, which is one of the five cardinal programmes of the Governor Ibikunle Amosun administration.
Olaniyonu said: “As has been the case since the inception of this administration over two years ago, the government has released N340 million for the payment of the WAEC fees of 41,000 candidates. We are determined to continue to meet this obligation and others in the sector because we believe education is the catalyst for the development of other sectors of the economy.
The Amosun administration has, since its inception, been allocating the lion’s share of its budget to education. Twenty-three per cent of the 2013 budget went to education.
He said the administration would continue to provide free text books and learning materials for public primary and secondary school pupils, adding that work was ongoing on model schools across the state.