Niger State Governor pays students' examination fees

Niger State governor, Abubakar Sani Bello, has announced the continued payment of the Senior Secondary School Examination fees for students in public schools

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The Niger State Government is taking steps to ensure that the standard of education is restored in the state.

Governor Abubakar Sani Bello has announced that the government will continue to pay the Senior Secondary School Examination fees for students in public schools by the state government.

This new directive was confirmed in a statement by Mallam Jibrin Baba Ndace, in Minna on Sunday.

This development stipulates that students in their final year of Secondary school only need to choose one examination to pay for (between West African Examinations Council (WAEC) and National Examinations Council (NECO) and the government will pay for the other.

The governor’s spokesperson said, “In fulfilment of his promise to restore the standard of education at the basic level, Governor Abubakar Sani Bello has directed that the status quo on government policy on payment of examination fees for SSSCE should be maintained”.

“With this directive, school principals are only permitted to collect fees for only one of the two examinations while government will pay for the other.

“The governor has directed strict adherence by school principals to twhe policy. Any principal that flouts the directive will be dealt with. Parents are to report any principal that may want to force them to pay for the two examinations.

“Government policy on NECO/WAEC stands and should be adhered to. School principals and parents should take note”.

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