Ekiti introduces new levies in schools
STUDENTS in the secondary and primary schools in Ekiti State are now to pay N2,400 and N800 per term respectively as education development levies.
The state Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Jide Egunjobi, who made this known in a statement in Ado-Ekiti yesterday, said all stakeholders in the education sector, including parents and teachers agreed to the introduction of the levies, saying it is not a new development.
According to him, “Before now, secondary school students were paying N100 as PTA levy, N300 for extra lesson and N600 as examination fee while
primary school students were paying N100 as PTA levy, N300 for extra lesson and N200 as examination fee, amounting to N600 per term.”
Apart from the educational development levy (EDL) of N1,000, secondary school students will pay N500 as PTA levy, N600 for examination, N300 for extra lesson, making N2,400 per term while it is proposed that primary school students will pay N100 as PTA levy, N100 for extra lesson, N100 for examination, making a total of N800 per term.