The Katsina state government on Sunday, October 27, said that it is paying about N400 million for students in the state to write next year’s National Examination Council (NECO).
The Nation reports that the secretary to the state government, Dr Mustapha Inuwa, made it known during his meeting with the delegation of NECO which was led by Alhaji Ibrajim Umar.
He said that the state government sees education as very important, especially secondary school education and as such invested handful resources in that sector.
The secretary said that the prequalification examination was to ensure only those who are qualified for the examination get it.
He condemned those criticizing the prequalification exercise, saying that since it started that, the performance of the students at the examination has really improved.
“Performance of our students in public examinations are not only getting better, but with quality results. As an examination body you must uphold the integrity of the process and ensure exam malpractices free exercise,” he said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the results of over 30,000 public school candidates in Niger have been withheld by the NECO, as a result of the state government’s inability to pay their examination fees.
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As a result of this development, the students are currently not able to access their results which were released on August 27, 2019.
It gathered that the state government had already admitted that it’s owing NECO the sum of N400 million.
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