BORNO: Governor Zulum approves N152.6M for settlement of WAEC fees
Borno State Governor, Prof Babagana Umara Zulum has approved the release of the sum of N152.6 million for the settlement of WAEC fees of 24, 323 Borno State indigenes who sat for the May/June 2019 West African Senior School Certificate Examinations conducted by the West African Examinations Council, WAEC.
In a statement issued Friday, by the governor’s Special Adviser on Public Relations and Strategy, Malam Isa Gusau said “the approval complies with an established sponsorship policy in which the state government contributes 45% cost of registration fees per students while parents and guardians contribute 25% with local government areas paying the balance of 30% for student of their councils.”
According to the statement , Governor Zulum’s approval followed a request made by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Mohammed Mustapha Abacha.
“The Governor wishes with the best of luck, that the students who sat for the examinations make Borno proud by the time the 2019 results are out and expects that contributions from the state and local government areas will inspire all students preparing towards future examinations to dedicate themselves to studies,” the statement added.
Gusau further said ”the Governor also expects that government’s efforts will encourage parents, to in continued manner, play their critical roles to support the learning and good characters of their children and wards.”
Zulum urged the school administrators and teachers to be consistent in doing everything humanly possible to uphold high standard in teaching and the preparation of students for all examinations, especially towards the Senior School Certificates, which oftentimes, determine the professional future of citizens