Katsina state govt. spends N208m on payment of WAEC fees — Commissioner
Masari’s educational reforms paying off on Katsina students – Commissioner
The reforms being put in place by the Katsina State Governor, His Excellency Aminu Bello Masari in the education sector are paying off according to the State Commissioner of education, Badamasi Lawal Charanchi.
According to him the Katsina State Government has spent over N208 million on the payment of WAEC examination fees for 21,589 candidates in 2019 alone.
“7,276 out of 21,589 candidates who sat for the examination, scored five credits and above including Mathematics and English Language, which represents 50 per cent while 14,481 candidates also scored five credits and above in other subjects, representing 66 per cent.”
The education Commissioner attributed the successes to the commitments of the administration in enhancing infrastructure development in schools, teachers recruitment and training as well as provision of instructional materials, among others.
He commended the 12 Zonal Quality Assurance Offices in the state for the job well-done in the area of monitoring, inspection and evaluation that assisted in recording the successes.
The commissioner further revealed that the performance of state candidates has been improving since inception of the present administration in 2015.
Lawal further said that from 2015 to 2018, no fewer than 245,126 candidates sat for WAEC, NECO, NABTEB and NBAIS pointing out that 158,908 candidates obtained five credits and above in other subjects.
Lawal added that a total of 96,334 candidates scored five credits including Mathematics and English Language during the period under review.
“For easy comparism, it is important to note that, we took over from a government in 2015.
“Between 2011 to 2015, a total of 417,756 candidates sat for all the four examinations.
“During the period under review, 79,044 candidates got five credits and above in any subjects.
”So, we can say that the present administration has improved performance of students in examinations conducted.
”Gov Masari did not only scored the N1 million votes, but also trying to reposition and restore the lost glory in education in the state,” he said.