Federal Government Constitutes Negotiation Committee to Address Hike in Fees Across Schools

The Federal Government says it will set up a formal negotiation team between the Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) and relevant stakeholders to look into the recent hike in fees in schools across the country.

The Minister of State for Education, Yusuf Sununu, made this known at a news conference to herald the commemoration of the International Day to Protect Education from Attack in Abuja.

Sununu said that the hike in school fees could be a core factor leading to attacks in schools, hence the need to look into the area to avert further attacks.

According to him, the constitution expressly states free education but with a caveat, ‘when government can afford’ and that is why it also comes as voluntary contributions by all stakeholders.

The minister also said the Federal Government had ratified the Safe School Declaration in December 2019 and developed a safe school policy to uphold the right to education in emergency situations.



September 1, 2023

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