Taraba State Governor, Agbu Kefas on Friday declared free education in all primary and secondary schools with effect from the next academic session to cushion the effects of the removal of subsidy on petrol.
The decision came barely 48 hours after announcing the reduction of university school fees by 50 per cent to cushion the current hardship in the country.
Kefas said that starting from the next academic session, primary and secondary education in Taraba State would be free.
His Spokesperson, Emmanuel Bello disclosed that Kefas made the declaration at the Ebenezer Primary School in Wukari as part of his assessment tour.
The governor stressed that it was the government’s responsibility to bear the expenses and that students should not be subjected to any fees.
He said that apart from fulfilling a campaign promise, the hardship occasioned by the removal of the fuel subsidy has made the move imperative.
On Wednesday during his visit to the Taraba State University in Jalingo, Kefas announced the removal of school fees in the university, saying quality education remained his main priority.