Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Secondary schools in Ondo state begin refunding WAEC fee collected from students



Principals of public secondary schools in Ondo state have started complying with government’s directive on refund of the West African Examination Council fee collected from students to their parents.

Investigation by Orange FM’s Otobot JIm who monitored the exercise in some schools in Akure said that parents are grateful to the state government for taking the burden off them.

During a visit to some schools including Oyemekun Grammar school, Fiwasaye Girls’ Grammar, and St. Louis Girl’s Grammar School in Akure parents were seen getting a refund of the WAEC fee they paid for their children.

Some parents including Ayo Adegbenro and Nifemi Adebisi after collecting their money, lauded the state government for the initiative.

Vice Principal of Fiwasaye Girls Grammar school, Sola Jemiluda appreciated the state government for being responsive to the financial plight of parents.

Also, the Vice Principal of St Louis Girls Grammar school, Oluwakemi Mehintioluwa said the exercise had commenced since March and over 200 parents have got a refund.

Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu had approved payment of the WAEC fees, to take the burden off parents as part of measures to lessen the effect of the prevailing economic realities on them.

Orange FM’s investigative visit to schools continues.