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
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,’’
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