– The refund was for only candidates who obtained at least five credits and above at the examinations.
Katsina Govt refunds N80m WAEC, NECO exam fees to parents
The Katsina State Government has announced that it has refunded the sum of over N80 million to parents, to cover the cost they paid for their wards for the 2017 Senior Secondary School (SSS) WAEC and NECO examinations.
A press statement, on Tuesday,
The disclosure was made in a statement by Governor Aminu Bello Masari’s by Director-General, Media and Publicity, Malam Ibrahim Muazzam, today, Tuesday.
Masari however clarified that the refund was for only candidates who obtained at least five credits and above at the examinations.
The statement also included that the refund was carried out as a measure to motivate parents to pay close attention to their children’s academic performance.
Masari noted that: “Since the policy was introduced, the state has recorded a significant improvement in the percentage of its students who pass these examinations.
“ As a result of the policy, the percentage of students who scored five credits and above in WAEC has risen from six per cent in the last three years to 55 per cent this year, while that of NECO has improved from seven per cent to 72 per cent,” the statement said.
Also contained in the statement was the government’s call to parents to continually support the Governor Masari-led administration towards enhancing the standard of education in the state.