Lagos Opposes Post-Dated Fees in Private Schools

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The Lagos State government has expressed displeasure over the demand of 3rd term school fees from parents of JSS3 and SSS3 students by private school operators when the schools are still in the second term.

The state’s Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Olayinka Oladunjoye, who spoke on Monday, said it was unethical for the schools to collect 3rd term school fees while the school calendar is still in 2nd term.

Flaying the proprietors of some schools for sending students who hadn’t paid the 3rd term fees home, she urged them to find other means of raising funds. The commissioner stressed that government would not hesitate to sanction any school found wanting. She lamented that while the state government is creating a viable business environment for proprietors, many of them are not reciprocating the gesture by regularizing their schools status.

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