Education: Agency warns school owners, heads against collection of third term fees

*FCTA is emphatic on the issue of third term school fees, and would not hesitate to come down hard on either private schools or any heads of public schools that collect the fees ─FCT Secondary Education Board Chair  

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

In view of the outbreak of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and attendant lockdowns and disruptions for several months before recent schools reopening, the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has warned private school owners and public school heads who insist on collecting third term fees that they will be sanctioned.

Yahaya Mohammed, Chairman of FCT Secondary Education Board (SEB), issued this warning during an inspection of schools for the 2020/2021 Academic session Tuesday, October 13, reports The Nation.

Mohammed disclosed that the FCT Administration is emphatic on the issue of third term school fees and would not hesitate to come down hard on either private schools or any head of public school that collect the fees.

The Chairman of FCT SEB stated: “FCT Administration is very emphatic that this is first term resumption.

“So, no school, either Private or public, should collect third term fees. Those that violate the rules will certainly face sanction.

“In our last meeting with the school management officials, National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools (NAPPS) was in attendance, and had expressed the willingness to comply with the laid down rules and regulations by FCT Administration.”

He stressed that the FCT Administration is doing all it takes to adhere to the COVID-19 safety guidelines across the schools in regard to COVID-19 safety protocols,

The number of students in a class should be between 25 and 35 depending on the size of the class and infrastructure available for use, said Mohammed.

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