Government spends N160m on examination, says Commissioner

He recalled that the examination came into being because of the mass failure recorded in the external examinations, particularly the West African Examination Council (WAEC).

Ondo govt. spends N160m on examination, says Commissioner

Ondo State Commissioner for Education, Mr Jide Adejuyigbe, said the state government spent about N160 million on internal examinations for 2015/2016 academic year.

Adejutigbe made this known on Tuesday during the monitoring of this year's SS2 promotion examination into SS3 in some schools in Akure metropolis.

The commissioner said that the objective was to ensure that quality returned to education in the state.

He recalled that the examination came into being because of the mass failure recorded in the external examinations, particularly the West African Examination Council (WAEC).

"This government decided that there would be a common joint exam so that only those who pass could sit for WAEC, the emphasis is to ensure quality in our students," he said.

Adejuyigbe said that the examinations had really brought out the best quality in the students.

“When we came on board, out of the 36 states, we were in number 33 but as at last year, we are in number 13 and I am hoping that we will move higher this year.

"Once the students are doing well and the expected aim is achieved, then the ministry has no business in conducting this exam.

"And it would be handed over to the schools. But we must be sure that quality education in the state is back on track,” he said.

Adejuyigbe, therefore, thanked Gov. Olusegun Mimiko for being prudent in managing the economy of the state in spite the economic crunch in the polity.

NAN reports that the schools monitored include St. Louis Girls' Grammar School, Celestial Grammar School; Aule and Oyemekun Grammar School.

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