Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, has ordered that primary and secondary children in the state be exempted from paying fees.
This was made known by Phoebe Yayi, permanent secretary for the state ministry of education, in a letter dated January 17 and addressed to the zonal director of the Kaduna state schools quality assurance authority.
The letter read thus:
“Sequel to the public pronouncement made by the governor of Kaduna state on different occasions on the government’s resolve to ensure 100% access to basic and post-basic quality education by all pupils and students of school age in the state irrespective of gender, physical, social or economic status, the government introduced numerous strategies to ensure this is achieved. ”
“You may, therefore, wish to be informed that one of the measures taken by the present administration effective from the year 2020 is the complete abolishment of any form of fees in whatever name being paid by students in our schools.
“In view of the above, you are requested to direct all the principals under your zone to stop the collection of all forms of fees with immediate effect.”