WAEC: Kwara Gov Pays N30.5M Fine For 165 Schools Blacklisted For Malpractice
The Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has approved the payment of 30.5 million-naira penalties imposed on some schools in Kwara for malpractices in the last year secondary school leaving examination.
The disclosure was made in a statement on Thursday; signed by Rafiu Ajakaye, Chief Press Secretary to the kwara governor.
THE WHISTLER had reported that WAEC blacklisted 165 schools in Kwara state over issues bordering on examination malpractice.
AbdulRazaq stressed that his administration would ensure that the state becomes the leading light in terms of education.
“The lack of conducive learning environment and longstanding failure to properly fund education — we last accessed UBEC fund in 2013 — can explain rampant incidents of examination malpractices.
“We are working to end this menace and return Kwara to the top of the table in the north central and beyond,” he said.
Furthermore, the state government said it is planning to rehabilitate thirty-one schools so as to provide a conducive environment for students to learn.
“AbdulRazaq flagged off the exercise in Baboko Community Secondary School in the capital city Ilorin where three blocks of six classrooms are to be fully rehabilitated and fixed with modern information communication facilities.,” the statement reads in part.
Also, the statement said the governor “supervised the distribution of 932,572 free copies of customised 20, 40 and 80 leaves of exercise books for public school children in Kwara State.”
On his part, the Education Commissioner, Fatimah Ahmed, lauded the governor for among other things, “the establishment of an ICT centre in the school for special needs, settling outstanding arrears of N55m feeding allowance of exchange students inherited from the past administration.”
Ahmed said that the governor’s feat also includes the “payment of 5-million-naira worth of teaching aids and other basic equipment at the special needs school, sponsored the 2019 common entrance, and the recent approval of routine training for teachers on the state.”