Anambra State government has approved a uniform tuition fee for all Public Senior Secondary schools across the State, pledging to make public schools as models of good education for all Nigerians.
Governor Chukwuma Charles Soludo ha also slashed the amount, paid between N8,000 to N12,000 to N5,000 (Five Thousand Naira) as tuition fee depending on the school.
Accordingly, he said on Thursday that “the fee is to be collected by the schools for operational purposes, not to be remitted to the government”.
He said all Government owned Nursery and Primary Schools, including government-owned secondary schools covering Junior Secondary School Students (JSS 1 – 3), remain tuition free.
Soludo said, “This is not about tuition fees, but every other dues and levies running into thousands of Naira for Students per term. It is enshrined in our constitution that the State must provide free basic education where practicable”.
“For our Senior Secondary school students (SS 1 – 3) who paid between 8,000 to 12,000 Naira tuition fee depending on the school, we have brought that down to 5,000 Naira for all with no other fee, levy or dues attached to it. This fee is to be collected by the schools for operational purposes, not to be remitted to the government”, he said.