Kaduna State Governor – Nasiru El-Rufai. Image credit: thewillnigeria.com
Primary and Secondary Education now free in Kaduna for all school-aged students
State government restrains school administrators from fees collection
Adamawa State government made education free in public schools in June 2019
The Kaduna State government has made primary and secondary school education free for school pupils and students in the state.
The Permanent Secretary of the state ministry of education made this known in a signed statement.
The state government said that no pupil or student is expected to pay any form of fees in Kaduna schools henceforth irrespective of economic status and gender, ordering all school administrations in the state to desist collecting fees in any form from students.
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The statement read that the Kaduna State government had resolved to ensure 100% access to Basic and Post Basic quality education for all pupils and students of school age in the states sequel to the pronouncements it has made on the issue on different occasion. It also continued that all school-aged students would benefit from the free irrespective of gender, physical, social or economic status, hinting that the government introduced numerous strategies to ensure that was achieved.
One of the measures taken by the government effective from the year 2020 was the complete abolishment of any form of fees in whatever names being paid by pupils and students in our schools, according to the statement.
In view of the above, all the principals under the zones were directed to stop the collection of all forms of fees with immediate effect.”
Similarly, in June 2019, Adamawa State government abolished school fees in public school which was to take effect in September that year. Governor Ahmadu Fintiri said that it was part of his commitment to making education affordable to all children in the state especially those from poor families.