Northern Governors Abolish Fees In Secondary Schools

Northern States Governors Forum (NSGF) yesterday announced the abolition of fees in secondary schools in the region.
 It has agreed to harmonise fees paid in state-owned tertiary institutions in the region.
 Chairman of the forum and Niger State Governor Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu said the governors took these decisions to reposition education in the area.
 Aliyu, who spoke at the National Association of Niger State Students (NANISS) national award ceremony in Minna, said the forum would re-introduce the Grade 2 teacher training programme abolished across the country to improve teaching in schools.
 Represented by the Commissioner for Tertiary Education, Muhammad Bashir Nuhu, the NSGF Chairman said an education summit aimed at addressing the problems impeding the growth and development of education in the area would be held soon.
 He said the forum decided to close the educational gap between male and female pupils and tackle the problem of Almajiri.
 The governor said his administration computerised the payment of scholarship to students in tertiary institutions and introduced scratch cards to beneficiaries as a way of plugging wastage.
 He said the administration paid out over N1.8 billion as scholarship and allowances.
 Chairman of the State Council of Traditional Rulers and Etsu Nupe Yahaya Abubakar, represented by the Emir of Lapai, Umaru Bago, praised the governor for transforming the state.
 He hailed the non-discriminatory fees policy of the administration.


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria


  1. God bless you all for that positive initiative.

  2. Dis kind tin can't happen in south west again. D guvnors try ooo. Our guvnors in d west are heartless, wicked moreova dey all enjoy baba awolowo free education. Lasu and oou presently are d most xpensive in nigeria

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