Abdulwaheed Sofiullahi reports
The Kwara State Government through the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development has warned principals in public schools not to extort students while registering for the upcoming West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
This was disclosed during a meeting with principals and stakeholders in the education sector of the state.
“It has come to the notice of the government that some schools are in the habit of charging more than the approved charges for the WAEC examination. Henceforth, any principal found wanting will be dealt with in accordance with the Civil Service rules,” said Kemi Adeosun, permanent secretary of the ministry.
Adeosun further charged principals to continue to support the present administration in its efforts to revamp the education sector in the state.
She reminded the principals and private school owners that COVID-19 is still in our midst and whoever is found violating the safety rules would be sanctioned.
The President, All Confederation of Principals of Secondary Schools (ANCOPSS) in the state, Alhaji Toyin Abdullahi, commended the state government efforts in educational development, most especially, the eradication of examination malpractices.
He renewed the support of the body to the present administration in its bid to take the state to greater heights.