Ekiti: Seven catholic schools shut, church sues govt

fayoseEkiti State Government has shut seven schools run by the Catholic Diocese of Ekiti for failure to pay the Education Development Levy.

Under the new tax regime, pupils in primary and secondary schools are to pay N500 and N1,000, respectively.

The catholic schools had requested the government to exclude its schools from the payment, a request that was rejected.

The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Ekiti, Most Reverend Felix Ajakaye, who broke the news in Ado Ekiti, accused the state government of being insensitive by shutting the schools when students were preparing for their National Examinations Council Examinations

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