Stakeholders in education, particularly parents and guardians have been called upon to complement the efforts of Dr Kayode Fayemi’s Government in Ekiti State to improve the standard of education in the State.
The Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Mr. Foluso Daramola made the call while monitoring Senior School Examination conducted by the National Examinations Council (NECO) at Ekiti Baptist High School in Igede-Ekiti in Irepodun/Ifelodun Local Government Area of Ekiti State.
Mr. Foluso Daramola, who noticed a significant drop in the number of students registered for the last Senior School Certificate Examination conducted by WAEC which the government paid for and the National Examinations Council advised the parents and guardians not to abandon their responsibilities for the government.
The Commissioner disclosed that Ekiti State Government paid the sum of seventeen thousand naira (#17,000.00) for each of the 13,390 pupils who wrote WAEC for this year and expressed his discontent on the refusal of some parents to pay the sum of thirteen thousand naira (#13,00.00) only as NECO fees for the wards in public Secondary Schools adding that only 8,312 candidates are currently writing the exam in Public Secondary Schools across the State.
He charged the parents and guardians to reciprocate government’s gesture noting that they would be the first to reap the rewards on their children during their old age.
Among the schools visited are; CAC Grammar School, Baptist High School, Olaoluwa Muslim College, Mary Immaculate Grammar School and Christ’s School, all in Ado-Ekiti the State Capital.
In related development, the Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Mr. Foluso Daramola has disclosed that Primary School Leaving Certificate Examination for 2019/2020 would hold on Wednesday and Thursday 3rd and 4th July, 2019 between 8:00am and 4:00pm daily.
According to the Commissioner the Placement Examination would take place in all the designated schools in the State.
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