The Ekiti State Commissioner for Education Science and Technology, Mr. Foluso Daramola has called on Teachers and Students to justify the huge investment of the government on the education sector.
Mr. Daramola gave the advice while monitoring the conduct of the ongoing West Africa Examinations Council (WAEC) Senior Secondary Schools Certificate Examination (SSCE) at Amoye Grammar School, Ikere-Ekiti.
He reiterated that any school caught indulging in examination malpractice would be penalized in accordance with the law, adding that the state government has zero tolerance for examination malpractice.
The Commissioner who informed the students that the state government paid #227million (two hundred and twenty seven millions naira) for the registration of the 13,390 students in public secondary schools who are writing the ongoing School Certificate Examination inEkiti State added that over #24 million (twenty four million) naira was also paid to school principals as administrative charges.
Mr. Daramola told them that the only way to show appreciation to Dr. Kayode Fayemi-led government is to study hard so that they will come out in flying colours when the result of the examination is finally released.
He called on school administrators in the state not to collect any money from students writing the SSCE Examination.
Other Schools visited by the commissioner and his team include Government College and Saint Louis Grammar School, all in Ikere-Ekiti. He also visited Christ’s School, Anglican Grammar School and All Soul’s Anglican Grammar School in Ado-Ekiti the state capital.
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