Parent cries out as private school reportedly charges 3rd term fee despite being out of session

Parent cries out as private school reportedly charges 3rd term fee despite being out of session

- A Nigerian parent has taken to social media to cry out after a private school in Ogun charged fees for the third term

- Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many schools are currently out of session and many children have been forced to remain at home

- The woman simply identified as Mrs Adebayo accused the school of extortion and has cried out to the government and press over the issue

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An aggrieved Nigerian parent has taken to social media to call out a private school in Ogun state identified as Abeokuta Girls Grammar School for charging school fees for a third term that never got in session due to coronavirus.

The coronavirus has unarguably greatly affected the world in several aspects including the economic and the education sector.

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In Nigeria where access to technology remains an issue, many students and pupils have been forced to remain at home due to schools being closed down.

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Parent cries out as private school charges third term fee despite being out of session

Schools across Nigeria have been closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Photo credit: Techpoint
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The lady who is simply identified as Mrs Adebayo reached out to Facebook user, Oluwaseunfunmi MacLawrence-Odu'nowo, to help call out the private school, accusing them of extortion.

The message reads:

"We are calling the attention of Ogun State Government to extortion by the authority of Abeokuta Girls Grammar School (AGGS Private) where students were reportedly asked to pay third term tuition for studies that never took place.
It is a pity that a supposed missionary School that ought to feel the pain of parents at a time covid-19 pandemic hit world economy, where too many people have lost their jobs and so many businesses collapsed, the authority of the AGGS is out to compound problems of parents. We are however calling on the Ogun State Government, Commissioner for Education, SSA to the Governor on Education, the leadership of the Anglican Church of Nigeria, the Press and esteemed Ogun State residents to intervene in this matter."
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Oluwaseunfunmi shared a photo of a breakdown of the fees to be paid which amounted to N68,650. Right at number two is the third term fee to be paid which is N12,000.

See post below:

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In other news, ahead of the full reopening of some secondary and primary schools across Nigeria on Monday, September 21, the federal government released new COVID-19 guidelines for the school administrators.

Vanguard reports that the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, on Thursday, September 17, mandated schools to carry out weekly risk assessments, adding that states and local governments would conduct monthly and quarterly risk assessments.

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