Katsina state government has refunded over N80 million to parents for their children’s Senior School Certificate Examinations - The N80 million is to cover the fees the parents paid for their wards for the 2017 WAEC and NECO examinations - The refund was for only candidates who obtained at least five credits and above The sum of over N80 million has been returned to parents by the Katsina state government, to cover the fees they paid for their wards for the 2017 Senior Secondary School WAEC and NECO examinations. NAIJ.com gathered that Governor Aminu Bello Masari’s director-general, media and publicity, Malam Ibrahim Muazzam, in a press statement, on Tuesday, December 19, noted that the refund was for only candidates who obtained at least five credits and above at the examinations. The statement noted that the measure was designed to encourage parents to pay more attention towards the academic performance of their wards, urging them to continue to support Governor Masari's administration towards improving the standard of education. The statement said: “Since the policy was introduced, the state has recorded a significant improvement in the percentage of its students who pass these examinations. “As a result of the policy, the percentage of students who scored five credits and above in WAEC has risen from six per cent in the last three years to 55 per cent this year, while that of NECO has improved from seven per cent to 72 per cent." According to an earlier report by NAIJ.com, the National Examination Council (NECO) has completed its N120 million building which it started 10 years ago. The building, an administrative section of the examination body, is made up 89 offices, Punch reports.The facility was completed to enable NECO staff have enough offices to operate from.