Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, disclosed yesterday that he was not aware of any increment in the school fees of unity schools.
Speaking to journalists during the launch of the National Education Quality Education Assurance Handbook in Abuja‎, the minister said: “I am not aware that the school fees of the unity schools has been increased. I am the minister of education and I am not aware.”
The Parents Teachers Association of Unity Schools had raised alarm last Sunday over‎ increment of school fees in unity schools across the country.
However, the permanent secretary of the ministry, Dr. FolashadeYemi- Esan, categorically told newsmen there was an increment in the school fees of unity schools from the original sum of N20,000.
She said the increment which she stressed was not up to N75,000, was the boarding fee for students.
Yemi-Esan said: “The school fees of the Federal Government Colleges has been increased but not up to the 300 per cent as being claimed. You must be aware of the reality in the country.”
“It is important for the Federal Government Colleges to maintain the students that are there and you must also be aware that these schools are tuition free. What has been increased is the boarding fee but it is not up to N75,000,” she added.
Also, MallamAdamu has denied an ongoing feud with the Minister of State for Education, Prof. Anthony Anwukah, or sidelining him from activities in the ministry.
Reacting to the allegation and Anwukah’s absence in national activities, Adamu said “It is not true. Go and ask him, he sent somebody and I know the last person I saw in the office was Prof Anwukah.
The minister also stressed that policies carried out in the ministry was not one sided saying, “as far as I am concerned, everybody is carried along in the ministry.
Anwukah had been absent from the launch of the national education quality education assurance handbook and flag-off of the 2015 teacher development training of universal basic education programme, which were under his purview.


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