Online learning: Govt will not intervene on Private Schools demanding payment from Students


Private Schools in Nigeria who are asking for money from students for their online classes may be doing so under the armbit of their right.

The minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajubu made this known during the Presidential Tax Force briefing on Covid-19 in Abuja.

Responding to a question earlier posted to him, the minister said “am not sure we can do that because all contractual arrangement made with private schools are between the contracting parties, if schools re-open and want to run online and they have lowered or excuse you from school fee for a period or had granted discount or have ask for a particular kind of fee, that is within the domain of the contracting parties”

Nwajuba further added that “what the federal ministry of Education does is to implement the law the law as they regulate the licensing, conduct and delivery of what we approve as our syllable and curriculum in respect of learning and learning outcomes”.

Nigeria is currently grappling with the Covidi-19 virus, which forced government to shutdown schools across the states.

The NCDC yesterday announced another 114 new cases, with Plateau state recording it first case, bringing the total cases in Nigeria to 1,095 with 32 deaths recorded nationwide.

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