Benue fixes N4,500 for mock WASSCE

The Punch - - NEWS - John Charles Makurdi

GOV­ER­NOR Sa­muel Or­tom of Benue State on Sun­day directed prin­ci­pals of se­nior sec­ondary schools in the state not to levy the pupils for mock ex­am­i­na­tions above N4,500.00.

Or­tom gave the di­rec­tive to the Benue State Ex­am­i­na­tion Board which had ear­lier jerked up the mock fees to N6,500 per can­di­date.

Ac­cord­ing to the state­ment is­sued by the Chief Press Sec­re­tary to the Gov­er­nor, Terver Akase, the gov­er­nor had fur­ther directed that no can­di­date for the mock ex­am­i­na­tion in the state should be asked to pay N6,500.

The state­ment added, “The gov­er­nor has also given a charge to the state Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion to en­sure that sec­ondary school prin­ci­pals strictly com­ply with the di­rec­tive. They should also not im­pose ar­bi­trary levy on the se­nior school cer­tifi­cate ex­am­i­na­tion can­di­dates.

“Gov­er­nor Or­tom re­as­sures the peo­ple that his ad­min­is­tra­tion will con­tinue to place pri­or­ity on the ed­u­ca­tion of the Benue child.”

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