The sum of over two hundred million naira has been approved by Gombe State Executive Council as payment for the examination’s fee for 13, 000 students of Senior Secondary Schools conducted in 2019.
This was revealed by the state Commissioner of Education Dr Habu Dahiru,
According to him, the money would be received by the National Board for Arabic and Islamic Studies NBAIS, the West African Examinations Council WAEC, the National Business and Technical Examination Board, NABTEB.
The sum of two hundred and four million naira, one hundred and fifty-one thousand, eight hundred and seventy-five kobo (N204, 151.875) was approved to settle the examinations fee for 13,347 students of Senior Secondary Schools across the state.
It was gathered that the decision was reached at the State’s Executive Council Meeting presided over by Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya at the council’s chamber of the Gombe State Government House.
The State government had in 2019 declared a state of emergency in the education sector. That was after the state clinched 34th position in the 2019 WAEC ranking.