• Akwapoly students protest against fees hike

    Akwapoly students protest against fees hike

    According to reports, the Students of Akwa Ibom Polytechnic on Monday protested against the 100 per cent increment of fees by the school’s authority.

    The Students Union Government’s (SUG), President, Kingsley Eyo, told newsmen at Ikot Osurua in Ikot Ekpene on Monday that the students were not consulted before the increment.

    He added that the students were not comfortable with the Rector, Dr Israel Afia’s style of administration, demanding his removal by the State Government.

    Eyo said students wondered why the school’s management […]

  • God approved Covenant varsity’s school fees, says Oyedepo

    God approved Covenant varsity’s school fees, says Oyedepo

    According to reports, the Bishop of the Living Faith Church Worldwide, Dr. David Oyedepo, has appealed to those criticising the school fees charged by Covenant University to desist to avoid incurring the wrath of God.

    Oyedepo, in a telecast to a pre-Shiloh 2016 Convention gathering of the church monitored via satellite in Jos on Saturday, said the critics were acting in ignorance and risked incurring the wrath of God.

    He said one of such critic smitten with a strange plague of chronic […]

  • Kwara Poly denies increase in fees, monetization of NYSC mobilization

    Kwara Poly denies increase in fees, monetization of NYSC mobilization

    It was gathered that the Rector, Kwara State Polytechnic, Alhaji Mas’ud Elelu, yesterday said that the institution had not increased its school fees.

    “The campaign on the social media is callous and not a true representation of the institution’s authorities,” Elelu told newsmen in Ilorin.

    “I urge the general public to always seek clarification when they are in doubt over activities of the school,’’ Elelu said.

    The rector advised the public to verify information on fees and other activities of the school on […]

  • Osun explains fees charged students of new schools

    Osun explains fees charged students of new schools

    Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun on Tuesday said it was not true that the government was planning to reintroduce payment of school fees in public primary and secondary schools in the state.

    The governor said this while playing host to newly-elected executive members of the National Association of Osun State Students, NAOSS, in Osogbo.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the state government was operating the free education policy in its public primary and secondary schools.

    Mr. Aregbesola said that education in […]

  • Nasarawa sacks five principals for charging fees from students

    Nasarawa sacks five principals for charging fees from students

    According to reports, the Nasarawa State Government says it has removed five principals from different schools for charging fees from students.

     

    Ramatu Ajuji-Abubakar, Nasarawa State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, made this known during an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in Lafia on Tuesday.

    “From our investigation so far, we discovered and have removed five principals of different schools for charging students fees,” she said.

    She further threatened to sanction any principal in public schools caught collecting fees from students.

    According […]

  • Delta government stops payment of WASSCE fees for students

    Delta government stops payment of WASSCE fees for students

    It was gathered that the Delta State Government has announced its decision to discontinue the payment of examination fees for its students preparing for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

    It said henceforth, each candidate will have to bear the responsibility of paying the enrollment fees instead of the state government bankrolling everything for all the students as introduced by the immediate past administration.

    The Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Mr. Chiedu Ebie, who made the announcement, also revealed […]

  • Niger Government stops payment of NECO, WAEC fees over poor results

    Niger Government stops payment of NECO, WAEC fees over poor results

    According to reports, the Niger State government says it will stop paying the examination fees of students in public schools owing to the sustained mass failure recorded in both WAEC and NECO examinations.

    The state governor, Abubakar Bello disclosed this while inspecting renovation works at the Justice Idris Legbo Government Secondary School, Kutigi on Monday.

    “As it is now, majority of the students are not coming out with good results at the end of both SSCE examinations.

    “Instead of throwing away N800 million […]

  • FG asks Lagos to refund billions of naira collected in wharf landing fees

    FG asks Lagos to refund billions of naira collected in wharf landing fees

    According to reports, the federal government has asked the Supreme Court to declare the Lagos State Wharf Landing Fees Law No 5 of 2009 unconstitutional and to order the state to refund all the monies collected through the law.

    The law was passed in 2009 when Babatunde Fashola, now the Minister for Power, Works and Housing, was the state governor. It imposes levies which vary from N1,000 to N3,000 on consignments transported from Lagos ports into the local government areas of […]

  • 12 states owe N2bn for 2016 WASSCE fees

    12 states owe N2bn for 2016 WASSCE fees

    Twelve states currently owe the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) about N2 billion exam fees for the May/June 2016 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) Daily Sun has learnt.

    WAEC management, during release of results for the school examination taken by over 1,544,234 candidates nationwide declined to mention the states, numbers of candidates affected and the amount owed.

    Rather, WAEC Head of National Office (HNO), Mr. Olu Adenipekun said at a press briefing that state-sponsored candidates would not access their results […]

  • FGGC Benin condemns hike in fees, calls for reversal

    FGGC Benin condemns hike in fees, calls for reversal

    The parents of Federal Government Girls College (FGGC) in Benin City, arising from a meeting yesterday, condemned the recent hike in the fees for some services at the college, despite recent increase by the federal government in the school fees in Unity schools.

    The meeting attended by over 100 parents condemned in strong terms, fees charged their wards by the managers of the schools in the state where they said the Ministry of Education must clear the air on the alleged […]

  • Minister orders refund of post-UTME fees

    Minister orders refund of post-UTME fees

    Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu has directed all tertiary institutions that have conducted post-UTME examination to immediately refund money taken from candidates.

    The minister has also declared that post-UTME examinations already taken are null and void; threatening that any institution caught still conducting the examination under any guise would be sanctioned.

    The minister made this position known yesterday, in a press statement issued by Deputy Director Press and Public Relations, Ben Bem Goong.

    The strong-worded statement reiterated the Ministry’s position that post-UTME […]