FCTA Denies Increase In School Fees, Approves Feeding Allowances For Boarding Schools

The FCT Administration has denied claims that it increased school fees for students in FCT public boarding schools.

Dr Danlami Hayyo, Mandate Secretary, Education Secretariat, FCTA, clarified that the fee was not increased from between ₦29,000 and ₦32,000 to ₦47,000, as some parents had claimed.

He also denied the claim that some parents have withdrawn their children from public boarding schools in the FCT.

According to him, FCT public boarding schools are positioned to provide quality education at affordable cost and within the means of parents.

Hayyo further revealed that the Minister of FCT, Mr Nyesom Wike, had approved the increase in the feeding allowances for boarding schools due to the rising cost of food items.

He emphasized that the quality of education in public schools was very encouraging, stressing that the best student in the 2023 West African Examination Council was from a public school.

He also said that students from public schools won more trophies from debates, quizzes, and other academic and sports competitions in 2023 than private schools.

The FCTA has concluded plans to inaugurate the schools recently rehabilitated, while plans are underway for the construction of new ones.

On January 30, the mandate secretary had announced Wike’s approval of ₦30.9 billion for massive public school rehabilitation projects in the federal capital.


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