From :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(WAEC), National Business and Technical Examination Board(NABTEB) and National Board for Arabic and Islamic Studies (NBAIS) examinations.

The State Deputy Governor and Commissioner of Education, Nuhu Gidado who disclosed this Monday, during the 2017 Ministerial press briefing of the achievements of the ministry at the state secretariat in Bauchi , said that there has been a great achievement in the student’s WAEC performance from 3.65 percent in 2015 to 17.60 percent in 2016 and students passing with five credits, including Mathematics and English language.

Gidado who was represented by the Permanent Secretary of Education, Nasiru Yelwa, debunked the allegation making the round in the state that there were special miracle centres where special students were taken to in order to pass the examinations.

According to him, “there are no miracle centres in Bauchi state since the inception of this administration. We have not receive 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 percent.”