Khadijat Saidu, Birnin Kebbi
Kebbi State Government has approved the payment of N456,596,000 to West African Examinations Council (WAEC) for the 2022 West African School Certificate Examination.
This was disclosed to newsmen in Birnin Kebbi by the Commissioner for Basic and Secondary school Education, Dr. Muhammadu Magawata-Aliero.
According to him, the N456,596,000 is in addition to N100 million already paid to WAEC in April 2022, being deposited, thus, bringing the total payment to N556.5 million.
The Commissioner also recalled that the state government sponsored 30,922 students for the 2022 West African School Certificate Examination with a registration fee of N18,000 naira per student.
Kebbi government had also approved the sum of N2.6 million cost for materials and extra supervision, the Commissioner added.