Governor Chukwuma Soludo of Anambra State has announced free and compulsory basic education in public schools across the state.
Soludo made the pronouncement on Thursday at Premier Primary School, Obosi, near Onitsha.
According to him, education from early childhood care to Junior Secondary Schools was free and compulsory for school-age children in the state.
He said, “Beginning this term, so far as I’m on this chair as governor of Anambra, in public schools owned by government and run by government, children from nursery to primary 6 to JSS 3, none of them will be required, under any circumstances, to pay one kobo.”
No child in Anambra state is expected to pay any fee in all schools owned and managed by the Anambra state government, starting from Nursery to JSS3 pic.twitter.com/7xKVkTmHh5
— Chukwuma Charles SOLUDO, CFR (@CCSoludo) September 21, 2023
The announcement was welcomed with cheers from the pupils and staff of the school.