Ondo Stops Payment of WAEC Fees, Introduces Education Levy

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By James Sowole in Akure

The Ondo State Government has announced that every adult would have to pay N1,000 Education Levy towards the funding of education in the state.

Also, parents would from next year be responsible for the payment of the West African Examination Council (WAEC) fees for their children.

The state Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Mr Femi Agagu, disclosed government’s decision while briefing journalists on the outcome of the State Executive Council meeting.

Agagu, who was in company with his counterpart in the Ministry of Information, Mr Yemi Olowolabi, said that the government has resolved to continue with the age-long policy of free education for pupils in primary schools and students of public secondary schools.

Agagu said the State Executive Council took the decision after a careful deliberation on recommendations that emanated from the Education Summit held in October.

Details later…