The Kano State Government announced that it has paid N336 million as fees for 29,031 students to sit for the 2022 National Examination Council examinations.
This was disclosed by the State Commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba, on Monday in Kano.
Garba was reacting to a media report insinuating that the state students might miss this year’s NECO examination over the government’s inability to settle their examination fees.
He explained that payment covered 15,313 students that had 9 credits from their qualifying examination, 1,018 students living with disabilities.
According to him, the payment also covered 7,300 students for Special Intervention which is basically for Girl Child Education while the local government councils paid for 5,400 students.
The commissioner also clarified that the examination was not being held today as speculated.
“Today (Monday) is the “Test Interpretation Practical”, which is only for teachers to come up with modalities for the practical exams,” the commissioner added.