The Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN), has approved the sum of N515 million for the payment of the 2022 West Africa Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) registration fees for SS3 students in all public secondary schools in the state.
This was contained in a statement made available to journalists yesterday by the state Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Mr. Olufemi Agagu.
Agagu said the state Ministry of Education, Science and Technology received Akeredolu’s approval, noting that the fund will cover the registration fees for all eligible candidates and WAEC charges for all public secondary schools across the state.
He described the gesture as historic, and thanked the governor for his magnanimity.
Agagu said the gesture was borne out of the governor’s desire to uplift the standard of education in the state, as well as his resolve to assist indigent students in achieving their educational pursuit.
The commissioner noted that the gesture would go a long way in ameliorating the burden of parents, and urged all stakeholders to support the governor in his efforts to uplift the standard of education in the state.
The government had earlier this year approved and paid in full the 2021 WASSCE registration fees for all SS3 students in public secondary schools in the state.