Private schools rejects Governor’s education levy
The group says the levy is contrary to Section 42(1) (a) and (b) of the 1999 Constitution.
The President of NAPPPS, Alhaji Saka Adeleye said all private schools in Ekiti state will be shut for three days, to protest what he called multiple taxation by the Ekiti state government.
Adeleye said also said “There is no infrastructural development to private schools. Nothing was given to us to develop our schools, all they (government) do is to extort us with taxes. Even during the outbreak of the deadly disease-Ebola-no kit was given to us.
“We call on the ministry to withdraw forthwith all the circular letters relating to payment of the newly I traduced development levy in private schools in the state and/or any other development levy.”
The Ekiti state government, through the ministry of education, instituted a N1,000 per term education levy for private schools, and N500 for public schools.
Meanwhile, members of the Ekiti state House of Assembly, have accused President Buhari of masterminding the invasion of its chambers by men of the Department of State Services (DSS).
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