Students of public secondary schools in Ekiti State are now to contribute N1, 000 per term towards educational development. Also, the government is proposing N500 education levy to primary school, but this is yet to be approved by the governor, Mr. Ayo Fayose.
This is part of decisions arrived at during the recently held education summit in the state.
The state Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Mr Jide Egunjobi, who made this known in a statement yesterday, said all stakeholders in the education sector, including parents and teachers, consented to the introduction of the education development levy.
He said: “Before now, secondary school students were paying N100 as PTA levy, N300 for extra lesson and N600 as examination fee, while primary school pupils were paying N100 as PTA levy, N300 for extra lesson and N200 as examination fee, making N600 per term.”
Apart from the levy of N1,000, secondary school students will pay N500 as PTA levy, N600 for examination, N300 for extra Lesson, making N2, 400 per term while it is proposed that primary school students will pay N100 as PTA levy, N100 for extra lesson, N100 for examination, making a total of N800 per term”.
The statement said there were 178,263 students in the 879 public primary schools; 48,960 in Junior Secondary Schools and 55,677 in Senior Secondary Schools in Ekiti State, making a total of 282,900.
The commissioner who said the levies were not new in the state, added: “Students of public schools in Ekiti were paying PTA, Examination and Extra Lesson levies before Governor Fayose assumed office.”