Delta Denies Re-Introducing Secondary School Fees
DELTA State Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Mr. Chiedu Ebie has dispelled rumours making the rounds that the state government has re-introduced tuition fees for the 2015/2016 academic session, which started on Monday.
Ebie, who spoke with reporters yesterday in Asaba, warned principals against collecting school fees from students, insisting that the claim was totally false and baseless.
He said that Governor Ifeanyi Okowa’s administration was a responsive and responsible government that is poised to serve the people, adding that one of the key areas of focus of the administration is education and in doing so, its sole mission is the gradual and steady recovery of the standard of education in the state.
The commissioner said: “Since we are not a government of quick fixes or “hit and miss”, we will take our time to properly understand the issues and problems by the acquisition of accurate and verifiable baseline data of our entire primary and post primary educational assets.”
Ebie assured that very soon, an Educational Summit of all stakeholders to discuss pertinent issues bothering on education and the future of school children would be convened. He said that stakeholders would be carried along in determining sustainable solutions to the issues confronting the educational sector in the state, noting that anything short of that will not augur well.