The Executive Governor of Ekiti state, Kayode Fayemi, has approved N24 million for the payment of administrative charges for over thirteen thousand candidates in public secondary schools across the state.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), beneficiaries are candidates who will be writing the April/May 2019 WAEC Senior School Certificate Examinations.
Ayodeji Ajayi, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, made this known over the weekend in Ado Ekiti.
According to Ajayi, the state government paid N1,850 per student to cover both the administrative charges and other incidental expenses relating to the examination for each of 13,390 candidates.
Mr. Ajayi, who warned that any school caught in examination malpractice would be penalized accordingly, reminded the principlas of the position of the Ekiti state government on examination malpractice. He stated that the Fayemi-led administration has zero tolerance for exam malpractice.
He called on the principals not to collect any money from any candidate who would be sitting for the examination.