Thumb up for Akwa Ibom govt over N830m WASSCE fees payment

Thumb up for Akwa Ibom govt over N830m WASSCE fees payment


Nigerians have given Akwa Ibom State government a pass mark over the sum of N830 million 2022 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) enrolment fees for final year students.

Mrs Idongesit Etiebet, fhe Commissioner for Education, revealed the Government decision while briefing Principals, Supervisors and other Examination functionaries for the 2022 WASSCE held in Uyo on Friday.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) said the official, called on key players and Stakeholders in the education sector to collectively employ strategies and modalities at ending examination malpractices.

“Akwa Ibom spent N830 million to ensure that children in public secondary schools write the WASSCE this year,’’ she said.

Idongesit declsred that the Government has set a minimum of 90 per cent five Credit pass in both English Language and Mathematics for the WASSCE Candidates in year 2022.

“In the last three years, analyses conducted by the West African Examination Council (WAEC) shows that students in Akwa Ibom have improved in their WASSCE results,’’ she said.

She thanked teachers, principals and supervisors in public and private schools for the good job of teaching and grooming students, particularly students in exit classes.

Earlier a Senior Internal Auditor at WAEC, Mrs Faith Ihediwah who acknowledged a noticeable decline in examination malpractices, expressed the hope that the trend would continue until the menace is completely subdued.

She also noted that there was an increase in the success rate of Candidates and attributed this to the tenacity of the teachers.

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