Gov Agbu Declares Primary, Secondary Education Free In Taraba

Taraba State Governor, Agbu Kefas, on Friday, declared free education in all government primary and secondary schools.

Kefas said the directives is to cushion the effects of the removal of subsidy on petrol.

This will take effect from the next academic session.

The decision came barely 48hours after he announced the reduction of university school fees by 50 per cent to ease students and guidances.

According to Kefas, primary and secondary education in Taraba State would be free, starting from the next academic session.

The governor made the declaration at the Ebenezer Primary School in Wukari as part of his assessment tour.

He stressed that it was the government’s responsibility to bear the expenses and that students should not pay any fees.

He his campaign promise and the hardship caused by the removal of fuel subsidy has made the move imperative.

Recall that Kefas announced the removal of school fees in the university, on Wednesday.

He made the announcement during his visit to the Taraba State University, saying quality education remained his main priority.

Kefas said he had since declared a state of emergency in the education sector and was also committed to free education at the primary and secondary school levels.

Many of the University students said the reduction in fees would greatly help them, and they are extremely happy at the development.

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