Kwara to sanction school principals flouting approved NECO fees

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The Kwara State Government has vowed to sanction any school principal that collects more than N22,500 approved as examination fees for the National Examinations Council.

The State Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development gave the warning at the official flag-off of registration for NECO in the state.

The government also outlawed the enrollment of external candidates for the 2022/2023 NECO Examinations.

According to a press statement by the Press Secretary of the ministry, Peter Amogbonjaye, on Sunday said that the commissioner, Hajia Saadatu Madibo-Kawu gave the warning “as part of ongoing reform agenda to curb all exorbitant charges on external examinations by some principals in the state.”

The statement further said, “each candidate should pay N17,800 as examination fee, N1,050 for E-Registration, N1,100 as Administration charge for the school and N500 charge for the four-figure table.

“The breakdown of the approved NECO registration fees and other charges for Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination 2022/ 2023 as indicated below:

“NECO fees – #17,800.00
E-registration charge – #1,050.00
Administrative charge to school – #1,100.00
Four -figure table – #500.00

“Also, each school is required to pay a total sum of#5,200 for photo album, syllabus and Water proof Certificate folder/jacket.

“The total amount to be paid for NECO examination per candidate, according to the commissioner,is #22,450 only,” Madibo-Kawu said.


Modibbo-Kawu emphasised that the ministry would not tolerate any indiscriminate charges from any principal, apart from the fees approved by the Ministry of Education And Human Capital Development.

The commissioner also warned that no principal should admit external students during this year’s registration exercise.

The Director, Curriculum and Assessment of the ministry, Hajia Folashade Raji disclosed that all payments should be made directly to Kwara Internal Revenue Service.

Also, the President of the All Nigeria Confederation of Principals of Secondary Schools, Comrade Usman Abdullahi, and the Chairman of the Nigerian Union of Teachers, Kwara State Chapter, Comrade Bashir Oyewo, commended the Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq for his unwavering support in redeeming education system in the state and solicited for the cash backing of promotion arrears of Kwara State Teaching Service Commission and the State Universal Basic Education Board staff.

They appealed to the governor to consider the appointment of teachers as permanent secretaries and put an end to the salary disparity between TESCOM staff and SUBEB staff in the state.