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1.5 Billion Was SPENT to Conduct Examinations-WAEC

N1.5 billion was said to be spent to conduct the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examinations.

Areghan Patrick, the WAEC National Office head stated this on Friday in Abujah, before the House of Representatives Committee on Basic Education and Services

Patrick totaled the number of students who sat for the examination to be 1.5 million, while the number of personnels deployed to mark the papers were 80,000

He also stated that examination fee of 13,900 had been paid by candidates, and the council officers had only received the registration and administration fees.

Patrick added that asides the money gotten from candidates belonging to Service Providers and not WAEC, the council had also not been fully funded.

Julius Ihonvbere, the Chairman of the council also reiterated that the 2020 budget be released, commending also, the hard work and diligence of the council

Patrick appealed that the 2020 budget be fully released as the council were owing a deficit of 7 billion, adding that the money gotten from candidates was not enough for the examinations

Ihonvbere queried the council for its revenue generation drive and urged it to emulate the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board.

 

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