The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) on Monday has insisted on to sanction all erring Private school owners and public school heads over third term fee.
Chairman, FCT Secondary Education Board, (SEB), Yahaya Mohammed gave this hint during inspection of schools for the 2020/2021 Academic session, after seven months of closure occasioned by the Covid-19 pandemic.
While stressing that, the Administration is emphatic on the issue of third term school fees and would not hesitate to come down hard on either Private schools or any head of public school that collect the fee.
According to him ;”FCT Administration is very emphatic that this is first term resumption so no school, either Private or public should collect third term fees.
“Those that violate the rules will certainly face sanction.
“In our last meeting with the school management officials, National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools, NAPPS, were in attendance and had expressed the willingness to comply with the laid down rules and regulations by FCT Administration” he added.
On adherence to Covid-19 safety protocols as schools in the Federal Capital resumes , he said the FCT Administration was doing all it takes to adhere to the Covid-19 safety guidelines across the schools.
Mohammed further explained that the number of students in a class should be between 25 and 35 depending on the size of the class and infrastructure available for use.
“Number of students in the class at the schools just resumed should be between 25 and 35 in a class, but where there are larger number of students, we have mandated the teachers to make provision for two sessions, morning and afternoon sessions, this will be the situation till when we are comfortable for schools to go back to normal” he said.
The chairman Secondary Education Board, however, called on parents and guardians to corporate with school heads and the teachers in complying with the laid down safety measures.
The schools visited include Government Girls’ Secretary School, Dutse. Junior Secondary School, Dutse-Sagwari and Government Day Secondary School, Dutsen-Alhaji.