Kwara State Government Warned School Owners Not to Collect Third-Term fees

The Government of Kwara State, has warned Principals and Private School owners not to collect third term fees from parents and guardian, as the 2020 academic session begin in the state.

The Commissioner for Education and Human Capital Development, Hajia Fatima Bisola Ahmed, gave this directive, at a stakeholders meeting held at St’ Anthony Secondary School, in Ilorin.

She reminded stakeholders at the meeting that Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq had approved October 5, 2020, for the commencement of the 2020/2021 academic session.

In her words, she said, “No school should under any disguise, collect third term fees.”

Schools should rather organize revision classes and placement examinations within two weeks of resumption.”

The Quality Assurance Bureau, Mrs Comfort Abioye, who was representing the Commissioner, said that Basic Education Certificate Examination ( BECE), will begin on Tuesday, 6th, October 2020, while the common entrance will hold on 17th, October 2020.

She called on schools to follow strictly the COVID-19 protocols to avoid the transmission of the virus among students.

The Commissioner reiterated that the swapping of Principals to curb examination malpractices will continue in both BECE and the forthcoming NECO examinations.

“Principals in public schools will be swapped to other schools to monitor and supervise examinations.

“This will allow external invigilators to do their work effectively and efficiently,” she emphasized.

As schools begin to resume across the states in Nigeria, report circulating indicated that some private schools owners are imposing third term fees on parents

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