By Segun Awofadeji in Bauchi
The Bauchi State Government has approved the sum of N425,336,400 for the 2017 registration fees and conduct of the West Africa Examination Council l(WAEC), National Business and Technical Examination BoardBauchi Approves N425.3m for WAEC, NABTEB and NBAIS Examinations (NABTEB) and National Board for Arabic and Islamic Studies (NBAIS) examinations.
The state Deputy Governor and Commissioner for Education, Nuhu Gidado, disclosed thisÂ Monday during the 2017 ministerial press briefing on the achievements of the ministry at the state secretariat in Bauchi.
Represented by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Nasiru Yelwa, the commissioner said that there was a great achievement in the student’s WAEC performance from 3.65 per cent in 2015 to 17.60 per cent in 2016 with students passing with five credits, including Mathematics and English.
He debunked the rumour making the rounds in the state that there were special miracle centres where special students were taken to in order to pass the examinations.
“There are no miracle centres in Bauchi State since the inception of this administration. We have not received any report of such nature since the commencement of these examinations in the state.
“When you compare the rate of enrollments of the 2015/2016, there is a low enrollment in private schools for these examinations and the 2015 records showed that the level of malpractice was below two per cent,” he said.