As the ministry of education continues in its sweeping reforms of the educational sector, the minister of education, Malam Adamu Adamu, has cancelled development and Parents-Teachers Association (PTA) fees in federal government colleges.
According to Daily Post, the minister approved the cancellation following complaints by parents about the increase in school fees from N20, 000 to N75, 000 of Unity schools in the country.
What this means is that henceforth, all development projects in schools would be done with the approval of the ministry, while PTA fees must not exceed N5,000.
Also , Dr Folashade Yemi-Esan, the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, on Tuesday, August 9 at the launch of the National Education Quality Assurance Handbook for basic secondary education in Abuja announced that there was a small increase in boarding fees.
She also explained that the increase was due to economic situation and would enable proper upkeep of boarding facilities and provide top quality meals.