Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom, has issued a directive for the immediate return to the old registration fee of N4,500 for MOCK Senior School Certificate Examination in the state by the State Examination Board.
In a signed statement by his Chief Press Secretary (CPS), Mr Terver Akase, issued on Sunday to newsmen in Makurdi, the governor said, “No candidate for the MOCK examination in the state should be asked to pay the new fees of N6,500."
It is reported that secondary school final year students were initially paying the sum of N4, 500, which has now been increased to N6,500.
However, following the increment, the governor warned that the new fee should not be received by the examination board.
The governor who reassured the people of his administration's continued support of education said he places a priority on the education of the Benue child.
According to the directive, the State Ministry of Education is to ensure that school principals strictly comply with the directive.
Meanwhile, he stressed that they should desist from imposing arbitrary levies on the candidates.