Govt. to stop full payment of WAEC fees for students

Govt. to stop full payment of WAEC fees for students

The Osun Government said it could no longer

bear the burden of full payment of West Africa

Examination Council (WAEC) fees for students in

public schools.

The Deputy Governor, Mrs Titi Laoye-Tomori ,

said this when the House of Assembly Committee

on Education paid her a visited in her office in

Osogbo on Wednesday.

Laoye-Tomori , who doubled as Commissioner for

Education, said that the state government would

pay half of the WAEC fees, while parents would

henceforth pay the remaining.

She said the state government spent over N500

million as WAEC fees for students per annum,

adding that it could no longer bear the cost due

to lack of fund.

“The state government is yet to complete the

payment of 2014 WAEC fees and this is causing

delay in the release of the students’ results,’’

she said.

On promotion for teachers, the deputy governor

said that promotion would no longer be

automatic, but would be based on performance

of students in external examinations.

She also said that government would make it

compulsory for teachers to teach in the rural

areas for one year.

Laoye-Tomori added that those who would be

teaching in the rural areas would get better pay

than those in the urban area.

On the tertiary institution, she said it was not

true that government was planning to merge

Colleges of Education and Polytechnics in the


The deputy governor, however, said that

government had put on hold admission into

state-owned tertiary institution for the new


She said the one year break was to enable school

authorities to improve on their curriculum and