Rivers State government has begun refunding fees paid for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) to candidates.
Commissioner for Education Prof. Kaniye Ebeku, in a statement, said the refund applies to candidates who are indigenes of Rivers State.
He said the refund will be through E-payment, and urged candidates to visit the State Education Management Information System platform (RIvEmis) to supply the necessary information for the reimbursement.
The commissioner said only those captured on the platform would benefit from the gesture.
Ebeku also directed proprietors of recently approved private schools to visit the RIvEmis platform to pay their approval fees as a precondition for the issuance of approval certificate. Applications for upgrade for private schools are also open on the platform, he added.