Governor Nasir El-Rufai-led administration has approved free education for primary and secondary school students in Kaduna State.
The development was revealed in a statement released by the Permanent Secretary of the state ministry of education.
The Kaduna State government noted that students irrespective of gender and economic status will receive free education in government schools.
The El-Rufai government called on school administrators to desist from collecting any form of fees from students.
The statement read: “Sequel to the pronouncement made by the governor of Kaduna state on different occasions on this government resolve to ensure 100% access to Basic and Post Basic quality education by all pupils and students of school age in the states irrespective of gender, physical, social or economic status. The government introduced numerous strategies to ensure this is achieved.”
“You may, therefore, know that one of the measures taken by the present administration effective from the year 2020 is the complete abolishment of any form of fees in whatever names being paid by pupils and students in our schools.”
“In view of the above, you are requested to direct all the principles under your zone to stop the collection of all forms of fees with immediate effect.”