Governor Prof Chukwuma Soludo of Anambra State has abolished the payment of fees and other charges in all government schools across the state. This policy applies to students at every level, including those in nursery, primary, and junior secondary schools.
Governor Soludo made this announcement during his visit to Premier Primary School in Obosi, Idemili North Local Government Area, and Ado Girls Secondary School in Onitsha on Thursday.
He emphasized that no teacher in government schools should demand money from students in any form, and those found doing so would face disciplinary action.
While Anambra had previously offered tuition-free education, there were significant additional fees imposed on parents.
Governor Soludo stated, “Starting from today, as I make this declaration, no child in Anambra, from nursery to primary, up to junior secondary three, is required to make any payment.”
He also highlighted that the Nigerian constitution mandates the government to provide free primary or secondary education as soon as it is feasible.
Governor Soludo outlined his administration’s commitment to revolutionizing public education in Anambra, acknowledging that government-run public schools currently lag in terms of infrastructure. He pledged to invest in and improve school infrastructure in the coming weeks and months.
He further stated, “We will unveil the comprehensive government agenda for the education sector in the near future. This administration will use education as a means of promoting equality. Education is not just the future; it is the present. Our major objective is to make education the cornerstone of our society.”
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