Oyo state claims it can no longer pay WAEC fees because of financial constrains.
The Oyo state government claims it can no longer pay the West African Examinations Council WAEC registration fees of the secondary school students in the state. The government said this measure will begin from next academic session.
The Oyo state government claimed that the measure is as a result of the poor financial status of the state. The state also alleged that parents and students have become nonchalant as regards the promotion of education in the state.
Mr. Soji Eniade, the Head of Service, said this to reporters. He also decried the poor performance of students in the state.
Data revealed that between June 2007 and June 2013, only 14.27 per cent of 396,579 students that enrolled for the public examination passed.
While the government had spent N2,067,545,050 on the examination compared to the value of the number of students that passed, which amounted to N315,513.900.
In addition, Mr Soji said that students will now pay N1,000 per term as Education Development Levy. The fund gathered would be utilised to compliment government’s effort at improving infrastructure in public secondary schools.
Few weeks ago, the West African Examinations Council WAEC threatened to withhold the result of students from states that were owing the examination body.