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Ogun earmarks N1.5bn for WAEC fees, others

By The Citizen
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The Ogun State Government on Tuesday said it had earmarked N1.4bn for the payment of examination fees for students sitting for the West African School Certificate in 2014.

The Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Mr Segun Odubela, 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.

He said, '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 N239.9m will be used for the 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. Punch