Ekiti Private Schools On 3 Days Strike Over Levy Imposed By Governor
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March 15, 2016 ( Post 1 )
Private schools in Ekiti State on Monday began a three-day strike to protest the imposition of N1,000 development levy per term on their pupils by Governor Ayodele Fayose.
The state government had announced N1, 000 per term as education development levy for public secondary school pupils while those in primary schools were to pay N500.
The government, however, in a circular by the Ministry of Education, extended the development levy to private schools.
The President of the association, Alhaji Saka Adeleye, while addressing journalists in Ado Ekiti on Monday, said private schools in the state would remain shut for three days to protest multiple taxation from the government.
Adeleye wondered why the government extended the levy to private schools that enjoyed no benefit from the government, despite paying 12 different taxes imposed on them.
The NAPPS president added, "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 through taxes. Even during the outbreak of the deadly disease, Ebola, no kit was given to us.
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