refund exercise which took off last week in Ika South and Ika North East
metropolis is gradually yielding positive results as investigation carried out
at some of the Secondary Schools in the area revealed that some of them have
received the refund of their enrolment fees.
visit to Ika Grammar
Secondary School among
others shows that each of the final year students who had paid the West African
Examination Council, WAEC fees has been given the total amount of seven
thousand, seven hundred and twenty naira, ninety six kobo (N7, 726. 96) which
was previously paid by them. While other schools such as Ogbemudein and
Owa-Alero Secondary Commercial Schools are yet to receive their refund cheques.
Meanwhile, the principals of these schools said they are optimistic that their
students will have theirs.
to Ika Weekly reporters on Monday at the school premises, the Principal of Owanta Secondary School, Owa, Mr. Achakperkri
Harrison expressed delight to Government over the refund exercise.
Achakperkri explained that the Government has reduced pressures mounted on
principals by some ignorant parents who thought that the money had since been
refunded and embezzled by the school authorities. He emphasized that the
returned enrolment fees will go a long way in helping to reduce the financial
plights of parents.
of the students who received the cash, reacting to the new development said
they were excited over the move. According to them it has created confidence in
them that the Government is still working in the interest of the masses.