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FCTA denies school fees increment in public boarding schools

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) says there is no increment of school fees in public boarding schools in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Dr…

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) says there is no increment of school fees in public boarding schools in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Dr Danlami Hayyo, Mandate Secretary, Education Secretariat, FCTA, made the clarification in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Thursday.

NAN recalls that some parents had claimed that the FCT Administration increased school fees for students in FCT public boarding schools.

They claimed that the fee for a student was increased from between N29,000 and N32,000 to N47,000, a development they claimed had forced some parents to withdraw their children from boarding schools to day schools.

Reacting, Hayyo said, “This is not true; this is not true.

“The Minister of FCT, Mr Nyesom Wike, had even approved the increase in the feeding allowances for boarding schools due to the rising cost of food items.

“Look at the situation; how much was a bag of rice in the last two years and how much is a bag or rice currently?”

The mandate secretary also denied the claim that some parents have withdrawn their children from public boarding schools in the FCT.

He said FCT public boarding schools are positioned to provide quality education at affordable cost and within the means of parents.

“I don’t think there is someone that will remove their child or children from a public school as a result of the feeding cost; I doubt much,” he said. (NAN) 

 

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