FCTA warns schools against illegal projects, fees

The Federal Capital Territory Administration ( FCTA), has warned schools in the territory against collaborating with Parents Teachers Association (PTA) to extort money from pupils and students through unapproved projects.

The Mandate Secretary for FCTA Education Secretariat, Alhaji Dahir El-Katuzu, issued the warning, while inspecting school resumption at Government Secondary School, Kubwa, Abuja.

He said it was unlawful for schools to hide under special projects to impose heavy burdens on parents and guardians by collecting illegal fees.

El-Katuzu said that any school that violates the rules would be sanctioned as FCTA had a standard that must be upheld in all schools.

The secretary noted that school resumption inspection had been sustained by the secretariat as a measure to keep both teachers; pupils and students in proper check.

According to him, the secretariat will continue to demonstrate the value it attaches to education.

Earlier, the PTA Chairman of Government Science Secondary School, Pyakasa-Maitama, Mr Chidi Oparauwokè, pledged the association`s commitment to the administration`s policies while promoting the ideals of education.

Also speaking, the Principal of Government Secondary School, Kubwa, Mr Musa Zuru said his school had recorded almost 80 per cent attendance within the first two days of resumption.

He noted that his school had a set of standard that could not be compromised.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the schools inspected include Government Secondary School Pyakasa-Maitama, Government Junior Secondary School, Phase III, Kubwa, and a private school, Unity High school. (NAN)

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