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Monday, 2 May 2016

POLITICS/RELIGION: Catholic Church Drags Ekiti Govt to Court over School Fees

The Catholic Diocese of Ekiti State has dragged the state government to court for not providing free education to its primary and secondary schools by the Ekiti State government. The church is asking the court not to allow the Ayo Fayose led government impose education development levy or tax on pupils and schools. The Church wants the court to determine “if every child of primary school and junior secondary school age in Ekiti State is not entitled
to free and compulsory basic education.
Diocesan Bishop Most Rev. Felix Ajakaye argues that the government's act is a violation of section 2 of Compulsory Free Universal Basic Education Act 2004 and Section 19 of the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) Law”.
The church also want the court to reinstate seven Catholic schools that were closed down by State Government as some of the students are preparing for their NECO examinations.

2 people like this.

Enyinda Nathaniel Okey

I thought maybe d gov promised. But from what I read here.. No! His govt did not make d law. In d end the church and govt would settle out of court if there is no external political interest.

Jeremiah Ademolu

Thought Fayose promised them everything for free... Instead of him to address workers in his state yesterday, he was busy here in Lagos channel TV talking like motor park boy.

Bro Nuhu Yusufu

First time some one can come out to bring a better life to the poor people

Bro Nuhu Yusufu

How wise other set of the organization unlike other government parastat can come out to said this

Bekere Becky Afaka

Free education ,? The church should pay the teachers,then free education will begin

Sadiq Abubakar Sadiq

Free education will not work in Nigeria

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