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Nigeria establishes secondary education commission

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The Federal Government has approved the establishment of a Secondary Education Commission to oversee the operations of secondary schools in the country.

Prof. Anthony Anwukah, Minister of State for Education, who made the disclosure in Abuja on Tuesday at a valedictory news conference, said President Muhammadu Buhari recently gave approval to the establishment of the commission.

He also said that the Federal Government has reviewed downwards the charges in Unity Colleges from N83,000 to N49,500.

The minister said the government had pegged PTA levy at N5,000 across the board, thereby ending arbitrary charges of N75,000, which nearly inhibited access to unity colleges.

According to Anwukah, unity schools in Nigeria will remain as long as the Buhari administration is in power.

‘‘Having taken this position, we embarked upon the rehabilitation of unity colleges in all the ramifications required. t

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