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PAYMENT OF WASSCE FEE: Ogun Introduces New Guidelines

PAYMENT OF WASSCE FEE: Ogun Introduces New Guidelines

By AfricanOutlook Reporter

Final year students in Ogun State Public Secondary Schools are now required to achieve 80 percent attendance in classes before their West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) fee will be paid by the State government.

The State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Barrister. Segun Odubela disclosed this while fielding questions from newsmen at the end of the monitoring exercise for the second term 2014/2015 academic session.  He said the measure was part of the step taken by the State government to check occurrence of mass failure in WASSCE amongst students in the State public secondary schools.

 

According to him, government has noticed that many students are not taking their studies seriously since they know that the WAEC fee would be paid by the State government.

 

“Most students are taking the free education policy of the State government for granted. They believe that whether they attend classes or not, they will be presented for final examination. To check the ugly trend, some measures have to be put in place and this is what we have started with,” the Commissioner said.

He therefore warned principals against granting permission to teachers who are fond of taking excuses at the expense of their job, noting that disciplinary measures would be taken against erring teachers.