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|WAEC Offers Free Form To Finance Minister After Figure Gaffe by Samgreguc(m): 5:25pm On Feb 24, 2016|
The West African Examination Council (WAEC), has offered
the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, free chance to
resit her mathematics exams after her gaffe during budget
defence at the National Assembly last week.
Adeosun had alleged that one of the exams body in the
country made N16 billion from sale of forms and other
services, and got additional N6billion from the federal
government bringing the total to ‘N24billion’ yet remitted
only N2million to the federation account.
Reacting to the minister’s gaffe, Dr. Iyi Uwadiae, registrar of
WAEC, not only faulted the minister on the allegation, but
also offered her chance to have another go in maths given
the poor summation of the figures.
Uwadiae said: “It's not enough to go to the Senate and reel
out figures. The minister should know, that what Nigerian
students pay to sit for WAEC examinations is simply an
operational/management cost, that covers registration,
data keeping and management, printing of examination
papers, logistics, marking of scripts and production of
certificates. And all these cost about N16 billion Naira.
“WAEC examination is not designed as a revenue generating
source for the Federal Government. In fact governments in
the past subsidized the examination fees, just to encourage
education. The N6 billion she talked about is for payment of
salaries and overheads for staff of the council.
“However, we do not know the mathematical formula the
Honourable Minister used, when she said the summation of
N16 billion Naira and N6 billion Naira was N24 billion
“I think somebody needs to resit her WAEC mathematics
examination. And we in WAEC have offered to give her a
free WAEC form in this respect.”
|Re: WAEC Offers Free Form To Finance Minister After Figure Gaffe by BenBruce4Presdt(f): 5:33pm On Feb 24, 2016|
She will still fail.. .
|Re: WAEC Offers Free Form To Finance Minister After Figure Gaffe by Alertz3(m): 5:34pm On Feb 24, 2016|
It is funny to note that such a grievious error could be made by the honourable minister and no apology was tendered to waec.
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