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Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba

Third term Resumption: Private schools have right to charge fees – Minister

by Olaitan Adeshola

The Minister of State for Education, Mr Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, says that personal faculty proprietors are entitled to cost expenses for 1/3 time period as faculties begin resuming for exit classes.
Nwajiuba stated this at the media briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic on Monday in Abuja.

He was once reacting to a query on if it was once desirable for non-public colleges to cost 1/3 time period charge due to the fact that the duration the exiting college students would spend in college was once short.

The minister stated that personal faculty proprietors had been going for walks a commercial enterprise challenge and no longer a charity organisation.

He introduced that “for public institutions, we can’t inform you that we cost college fees, as most of our colleges are free. Public faculties are free and differ from kingdom to state.

“But when you go into a contractual relationship with a college owner, a college proprietor is a passionate character however is additionally a commercial enterprise person. He or she is now not jogging a charity organisation, they may additionally be charitable in their approach, however it’s no longer charity.

“So, it’s necessary that you admire that a personal faculty is entitled to cost expenses for the work they do. The character that runs a college perhaps passionate about schooling however will nevertheless cost fees.”

Nwajiuba stated that “once the WAEC examination starts offevolved on Aug. 17, it will run until the center of September and NABTEB will begin straight away and run until October.”

He stated “NECO examination will begin on Oct. 10, about a week to the stop of NABTEB and run via to November.

“We count on that for the duration of the period, college students are working and learning.

“We don’t simply choose them to be in faculty and be playing, this is exit class, it says a lot about the six years spent in secondary school.

“Right now, we are lifting the registration for NABTEB and NECO, continually running, even whilst we are about to start WAEC.

‘”All examinations are a take a look at of outcomes. We will prefer our instructors to constantly interact the students,” he said.

Nwajiuba emphasised that faculties resumption used to be for exit lessons at the moment, including that some colleges had even opened on Monday, Aug. 3.

He stated “I monitored tendencies in Lagos State, the place some colleges opened and cleaned the lessons and the environment, whilst some different states will open as the week proceeds.”

source: The Guardian.

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