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Kwara Govt Subsidises Exam Fees for 55,150 Candidates

Kwara State Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq has approved the subsidization of the 2024 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) for a substantial 55,150 students enrolled in public schools across the state.

The move comes as a proactive measure by the state government to ensure accessibility to education remains unhindered. A press statement from the State Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development, conveyed by the ministry’s press secretary, Peter Amogbonjaye, revealed that all candidates attending public schools will be required to pay a reduced fee of N2,500 for the upcoming BECE. This fee remains consistent with last year’s amount, defying an anticipated hike to N5,000 or more. This strategic decision considers inflation and the escalating costs associated with conducting the examination.

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The subsidy aligns with the administration’s commitment to supporting students and their parents, with the primary objective of doing away with any potential dropouts resulting from financial constraints related to examination fees.

The statement underscored that this subsidy will be applicable to the entirety of the 55,150 candidates undertaking the 2024 BECE in Kwara State, reiterating the government’s dedication to fostering an environment conducive to educational pursuits.

In a stern warning, the statement also cautioned public officials against any form of extortion from parents, emphasizing that such actions would not be tolerated. Any individuals found engaging in such practices will face the appropriate consequences, reinforcing the government’s commitment to transparency and fairness in the educational sector.



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