Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has instructed the principals of public secondary schools in the state to refund the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination fees collected from the pupils to them.
The Permanent Secretary of the state Ministry of Education Science and Technology, Mrs Lola Amuda, gave the directive on behalf of the governor at a meeting with executives of the state chapter of the All Nigeria Conference of Principals of Secondary Schools, and other stakeholders in the education sector in Akure.
Recall that CEOAFRICA reported that Governor Mr Rotimi Akeredolu had approved a sum of N360m to pay the WAEC fees for 25,736 pupils of government secondary schools across the state.
Amuda noted that “The directive followed the approval of funds by the Ondo State Governor for the payment of the 2020/2021 WASSCE fees for all SS3 students in public schools across the state in line with its free education policy.”
In his remark, the President of the ANCOPPS in Ondo State, Mr Johnbull Mebawondu, commended the governor for being considerate, and promised that the school heads would abide by the policy of government.