The Ogun State Government said it had earmarked N1.4 billion for payment of examination fees for students sitting for the West African School Certificate in 2014.
Mr Segun Odubela, the Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, made the disclosure in Abeokuta while defending the 2014 budget proposal of the ministry at the House of Assembly.
Odubela said the money would take care of 54,944 final year senior secondary school students at the rate of N10,400 each.
“The money will also take care of the 70,000 final year Junior Secondary School students and the conduct of the Unified Examinations for secondary school students in the state.
“Payment of bursary to 57,600 students in tertiary institutions is also from that amount, while N239.9 million will be used for maintenance of public schools.’’
He said there would be full accreditation of educational programmes in nine public tertiary institutions and eight science and technology colleges in the state.
Source: The Nigerian Observer