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Abia schools ignore govt’s directive on tuition hike



Contrary to a directive by the Abia State Government, pegging tuition in its schools at N5, 200, public schools in the state appear to have ignored the government’s directive as they charged between N7, 600 and N10, 000 per student.

The school authorities in the state are still charging extra levies on their students despite government’s directive as students in public schools were being compelled to pay N10, 000 as tuition per term.

Ministry of Education had released a statement, directing students in public schools to pay only N5, 200 per term as tuition, but investigation by New Telegraph had revealed that some schools now charged between N7, 600 and N10, 000 from students.

When New Telegraph visited some schools yesterday, students were seen outside the school said they were sent away from school for failing to pay the levies. Some of them were seen loitering along major roads.

New Telegraph, June 6, 2018


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