Parents besiege ministry for transfer of children, wards to public schools

Oyo State Government yesterday said that it was pleased that measures taken thus far in the implementation of the free education policy had started yielding fruits.

A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, said that the huge number of parents besieging the Oyo State Ministry of Education in the past few weeks to make inquiries on steps to be taken to transfer their children or wards from private schools to public schools was a clear evidence that the free education policy of the administration was well received by the people.

“The huge turnout has, therefore, necessitated the introduction of some administrative measures, which are meant to control admission and safeguard illegality in the admission process.

“Some costs have, therefore, been introduced to offset administration procedures as approved by the administration.

“The cost of obtaining forms for transfer of pupils/students to Oyo State public schools are stated as follows:
• Inter-state from major cities across the country, including Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt – N15,000
• Other states of the federation – N10,000
• Those seeking transfer from within Oyo State – N7,500
• Transfer from outside Nigeria – N20,000.00

“Let us also place on record that the decision to implement the charges listed above is not aimed at constraining the people, but to ensure standardisation in the process of transferring pupils and students from private to public schools,” the statement said.

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