By Kehinde Oluwatayo
Administrators of Public secondary schools in Ondo state had complied with government’s directive on the refund of the West African Examination Council fees to parents.
Investigation by The Hope reporter who monitored the exercise in schools in Akure said parents are grateful to the state government for reliving them of the burden.
At Saint Louis Girl’s Grammar School hall, Akure where parents are getting a refund of the West African Examination council fees paid for their children.
One by one, they were called to collect the money, a sum of 13, 950 naira earlier paid for their children and wards to take part in the forthcoming 2021 west Africa exams.
The refund followed the payment of the waec fee by the state government for the 25,736 students in Public Secondary Schools across the state
Just like, Saint Louis, parents of other schools in the state also got the refund including the Fiwasaye girls Grammar School where its Vice Principal, Mr Sola Jemilugba said they are complying with government’s directive.
At the Baptist High School and Saint Dominic’s High School, their administrators said arrangements are being put in place to commence the payment.
The exercise was also ongoing as at the time our reporter visited Oyemekun Grammar School and this parent, Mr Austine Fapohunda was there to collect the 13,950 naira.
Principal of the school, Mr Okeowo Ogunleye said the exercise commenced on Friday, the 26th of March and over 200 parents have got a refund.
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu had approved the payment of the WAEC fees to take the burden off the parents as part of measures to lessen the effect of the prevailing economic realities on them.