The Ondo state government will henceforth pay the West African Examination Council (WAEC) fees for students in public secondary schools across the state.
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu stated this while playing host to the National Leadership of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, PFN, led by its president, Reverend Felix Omobude in Akure.
Government house correspondent, Joseph Ikugbonmire reports that the governor said the decision to henceforth pay the WAEC Fees for students in the terminal class of public secondary schools in the state was consequent upon the desire of his administration to alleviate the financial burden of parents in educating their children.
The governor said the announcement of the decision had to be deferred till now to avoid misconstruing the genuine intention of his administration as being politically motivated in view of the governorship election held in the state last month.
While maintaining that the resources at the disposal of the state at the moment are limited, the governor said his administration would endeavour to source needed funds for the successful implementation of the policy.
Earlier, National President of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, Reverend Felix Omobude who congratulated the governor on his victory in last month’s governorship election said the various life changing projects and policies of his administration were undoubtedly considered by the electorate during the last governorship election in state.
He enjoined prople in positions of authority to continually lead with the fear of God and honesty of purpose.
The cleric who was accompanied by some executives of the Advisory Council of the PFN used the opportunity of the visit to pray for the governor, Ondo State and Nigeria.