Following the October 5th resumption date of Primary and Secondary schools in Nasarawa state, the state chairman of the National Parents, Teachers Association of Nigeria, Nasarawa state chapter, Umaru Ebenya has appealed to Governor, Abdullahi Sule to as matter of importance to reverse the free Primary and Secondary education policy.
He gave the hint in an interview with selected Journalists; He identified the free education policy as major encumbrances affecting the education sector of the state.
Ebenya revealed that the reintroduction of school fees will go a long way in assisting the state government
NAPTAN chairman stated that education been a capital intensive venture should not be left alone in the hands of the government.
Umaru Ebenya said the free education policy introduced by the past administration of Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura has done more harm than good to the education sector.
He said primary and Secondary schools in Nasarawa state are in shamble compounded by lack of seats, continued assessment dossiers, chalk, dusters or ball for chalk board.
Also speaking, the state chairman of Academic Staff Union of Secondary Schools, Comrade Gabriel Agbashi in totality condemned the free education policy as well appealed to Governor Abdullahi Sule to reverse the free education policy.
He attested that the free Primary and Secondary education policy has no vacuum in Nasarawa state; Gabriel urged the current administration in the state to accord utmost attention to the education of the younger generation.
He appealed to Governor Sule to provide seats, desk, and chairs, continue assessment booklet and all other necessary facilities in public schools.
He however commended the state Governor Abdullahi Sule for his stewardship in turning around the future of education in the state.