The governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, has said the introduction of nominal fees by the Ministry of Education through the principals is not consistent with government policy and is thus invalid.
According to him, it should be rescinded with immediate effect, and all monies that may have been collected be refunded forthwith.
An extraordinary meeting of the Kaduna State Executive Council held on Monday, 7th November 2022, described the provision of free education for the first 12 years of schooling as a legacy achievement of the state government.
ABN TV recalled that recently the ministry of education asked students to pay School fees across the state.
A statement signed by the Special Adviser on Media and Communication, Mr Muyiwa Adekeye on Tuesday explained that the extraordinary meeting of the Kaduna State Executive Council discussed the memo from the Ministry of Education on sustainable funding for the maintenance of school facilities.
The special adviser further said that the “Executive council stated that the Kaduna State government will continue to faithfully implement the free senior secondary education policy and to discharge the primary responsibility for its public schools.”