Mother and father of Lagos State Mannequin Schools have kicked towards a brand new improve within the feeding and welfare charges for college kids enrolled within the faculties.
One of many dad and mom, who spoke with SaharaReporters on the situation of anonymity, mentioned the State authorities has now elevated the feeding and welfare charge from N25,000 to N50,000.
He famous that the precise charge reviewed is N125,000, however with a N75,000 subsidy from the federal government.
He queried the sudden improve and subsequent subsidy when the federal government by no means gave a subsidy on the N25, 000 dad and mom have been paying.
The aggrieved father or mother alleged that the surge within the charge is just a way of extorting dad and mom whereas the federal government officers enrich their very own pockets.
He mentioned, “No father or mother of Lagos Mannequin Faculty will conform to this N50,000 feeding charge for boarding college students.
“Prior to now, we paid N25,000 for feeding and welfare; now the query is; has Lagos state authorities ever subsidised the N25,000 feeding charge earlier than? No.
“Why now’s the federal government occupied with subsidizing and improve the feeding charge? The charge at present paid is N25,000; then the federal government got here with a proposal to assist us subsidise it after rising it to N125,000 per little one. At first, they claimed to subsidise N50,000 per little one, asking dad and mom to pay N75,000.
“Later, the state Commissioner and the Everlasting Secretary of Training mentioned it has been lowered to N50,000 per little one. Which means Lagos State Authorities will subsidise N75,000 per little one whereas dad and mom can pay N50,000.
“That is to indicate that each one officers of the state authorities in relation to the rise have a fraudulent motive behind the rise which isn’t justifiable.
“The current N25,000 paid by every scholar had lengthy been mismanaged, stuffed with fraudulent and unaccounted bills. Truthfully, there’s a want for an audit of the cash as a result of N25,000 per scholar at 1000 college students provides you with N25million naira.
“The Principals in every faculty are the one directors and signatory to the account they usually spend this cash at their will.
“In the meantime, every scholar, on resumption per time period takes some gadgets referred to as hostel necessities to highschool.”
“We all know that the rationale they’ve referred to as for this improve is because of the truth that they can’t get their ordinary lower within the feeding charge they usually wish to keep the lower.
“The Honorable Commissioner for Training owns a non-public faculty so additionally others calling for the rise. Their kids are enrolled in costly faculties and overseas with our cash. They do not have human emotions and sympathy.
“We, the dad and mom have agreed that even when there is a rise, it needs to be pegged at N30, 000 which is all-inclusive of hostel necessities and auxiliaries per scholar.
“We’re additionally asking for the inclusion of oldsters who’re professionals within the kitchen administration of the college.
“The Coalition of oldsters additionally calls for the inclusion of father or mother physique within the administration of the charge paid by college students. This can allow correct wants and accountability.
“The dad and mom via Coalition of Mum or dad discussion board executives additionally name for the thorough AUDIT of the account of all Mannequin Schools in Lagos State.
”In conclusion, we have now rejected the feeding charge of N50, 000 offered to us however have agreed to an upward evaluate pegged at N30, 000,” one other father or mother mentioned.
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