Kogi Warns Officials Against Illegal Fees As Schools Reopen

THE Kogi State Government on Monday warned schools against any unauthorised charges on students at all levels as schools reopened for academic activities in the state.

The state Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Mr Wemi Jones, who issued this warning through a statement in Lokoja, cautioned all heads of schools against charging any fees for the remaining two weeks to end second term, except those students, who did not pay their school fees before the COVID-19 outbreak.

“As schools reopen for academic activities in Kogi on Sept. 14, heads of primary and secondary schools in both private and public schools, are warned against charging any fees except those who didn’t pay their fees before the break,” he said.

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Meanwhile, the Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has announced September 21, 2020, as the beginning of the 2020/2021 academic session for primary and secondary schools in the state.

The governor made the announcement in a statement issued by the Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Mr Olasunkanmi Olaleye, on Monday.

He explained that the first term of the new academic calendar would run between September 21 and December 18, 2020.

The statement added that the second term of the academic session would run from January 11 to April 9, 2021, while the third term would run between May 3 and July 30, 2021.

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Source: PUNCH

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