The governor of Borno State, Governor Professor Babagana Umara Zulum on Friday August 9, announced the approval of N152.6 million to pay for the May/June 2019 West African Examination Council (WAEC) registration fees of 23, 323 students from the state.
Payment of the WAEC registration fee was in compliance with the established sponsorship policy initiated by the state government. It is expected that the state government contributes 45% cost of registration fees per pupil, parents and guardians contribute 25%, while the local government authorities pay the balance of 30%.
The Borno Governor’s Special Adviser on Public Relations and Strategy Malam Isa Gusau, made the announcement in a statement released today and he wished the students success in their exams.
“I expect the contributions from the state and local government councils will inspire the students’ preparations for future examinations and dedicate themselves to studies.
“I also expect that the government efforts will encourage parents to play their critical roles to support the learning and good characters of their children and wards,” Mr Zulum said.