Kwara State Government has vowed to sanction any principal who collects extra fees above the approved for external examinations from secondary school Students including the West Africa Examination Council and the National Examination Council.
The decision to again outlaw any form of extortion is part of the ongoing reform agenda of the government to improve quality of education without imposing any hardship on the parents.
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development, Mrs Mary Adeosun, made this known at a meeting with the principals of Senior Secondary Schools across the state during this year’s 2022 West African School Certificate Examination floating.
The permanent secretary, who was represented by the Director Curriculum and Assessment of the Ministry, Hajia Folashade Raji, at Saint Anthony Secondary School, Ilorin, said that no student should pay more than N20,150 for the May/June 2023 West Africa Secondary School Certificate Examination.
A statement signed by Peter Amogbonjaye, Press Secretary, Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development made available to newsmen in Ilorin on Wednesday said that Adeosun gave the break down of the approved registration fees for WASSCE 2022/2023 thus: WAEC charges N18,000, e-registration charges, N1,050, administrative charges N1,100 and the total fees to be paid as N20,150.
She said the ministry would not tolerate extra charges from any principal apart from the one approved by the Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development.