Kwara Governor orders refund of examination charges to principals, Vice principals
Written by Taiwo Adediran on September 16, 2019
Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has ordered immediate refund of two thousand naira and one thousand, five hundred naira examination charges that the Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM) collected from teachers who applied to become principals and vice principals across the state.
According to a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Rafiu Ajakaye, Governor
AbdulRazaq reasoned that there is no basis for such charges as all the Ministries, Departments and Agencies of Government now get their running cost since he came on board.
The statement said the over 100 applicants for the positions who sat the evaluation examination last Wednesday had been asked to pay the fee as was the practice before but the administration objected to it on the ground that the government had already paid for running cost that covers such exercise.
TESCOM’s supervisory Permanent Secretary, Bayo Onimago said that the commission has complied with the Governor’s directive as over 90% of the applicants have been refunded,
According to Ajakaye, a key development in Kwara’s civil service since AbdulRazaq’s ascension was the restoration of running cost to the ministries, a step which he said has gone a long way in energizing the civil service to perform its roles as the government’s engine room.