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Lagos pays N561m for 44,005 students as WAEC fees

In fulfillment of her promise to lessen the burden of parents in the academic pursuit of their children and wards, the Lagos State Government has paid the examination fees of 44,005 SSIII Students who sat for this year’s West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
Speaking at the weekend, the Deputy-Governor of Lagos State, Dr. Idiat Oluranti Adebule, said the government paid West African Examination Council (WAEC) the sum of N561million for the examination and administrative fees of the candidates.
The students were those certified fit to be presented to WAEC from public secondary schools after the 2015 Screening Test for SSIII Students. Their data was therefore captured and uploaded for the 2016 WASSCE for school candidates.
Adebule, whilst presenting the score card of the Ministry of Education, in the last one year, noted that the administration had made giant strides towards improving the education sector.
Furthermore, the Deputy Governor disclosed that 545 Vision Corridors had been created in primary schools across the state in the last 12 months. This was in continuation of the Eye Health Programme for the prevention of blindness amongst primary school pupils by taking the services closer to the end users.
Training and capacity building courses were organised for 861 teachers who handled the eye screening of the pupils using the Vision Corridor.

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