Kogi Government Warns Schools Against Unauthorized Charges

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Kogi Government Warns Schools Against Unauthorized Charges

September 14, 2020

As schools at all levels reopened for academic activities in Kogi State, the Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Hon. Wemi Jones, FCIB, has warned schools against any unauthorized charges on students.

In a statement on Monday in Lokoja, the commissioner warned all heads of schools /proprietors against charging any fees for the remaining two weeks to end Second Term except for those students who did not pay their school fees for the term before the Covid-19 break.

”As all schools reopen for academic activities in the state today, September 14, 2020, including primary, secondary and tertiary institutions.

”Heads of primary and secondary schools in both private and public schools, have been warned against any charges or fees except for those who didn’t pay their fees before the break”, he said.

According to Jones, the earlier directive by the state government was for schools to resume on September 14, and use two (2) weeks to tidy up the activities for the second term before resuming the Third Term on September 28, 2020.

The commissioner restated that the modified Academic School Calendar in Kogi State, was for the third term to begin on September 28, and end on December 4, 2020.

He, therefore, reiterated that no school should charge any fees within the remaining two weeks to round up the second term activities, warning that any school found in breach of this directive would be severely sanctioned.

The commissioner further advised parents and guardians to report any erring schools for adquate sanctions.

He added that payment of third term School fees should commence as from 28th September, 2020 when Schools reopen for the third term activities.

The commissioner, however, enjoined all schools in the state to ensure they obey and abide by the Covid-19 protocols as specified by the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on Covid-19 as well as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

For further enquires and report of any erring school, please contact the Hon. Commissioner and Permanent Secretary of the Ministry on the following lines: 0803 334 8992 and 08036173158.

Compiled by Ademu Seidu H.

PRO, Kogi MOEST

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