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Tax Receipt Compulsory For Admission Of Students Into Abia Schools

Posted: Dec 11, 2015 at 8:07 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Emeka Okafor, Umuahia.

Abia State government has made compulsory the presentation of tax
receipt by parents and guardians for the admission of their wards into
public and private schools in the State.
Briefing newsmen on the outcome from the State Executive Council
meeting, yesterday, State Commissioner for Information, Culture and
Strategy, Comrade Bonni Iwuoha said beginning from January 2016 every
student or pupil returning to school will be admitted upon the
presentation of tax receipt from their parents.
According to the Information Commissioner, the presentation of tax
receipt for admission directive has been made compulsory for all
public and private schools in the State
In defending the policy, the commissioner maintained that whoever
earns a livelihood will present an evidence of tax payment. “What we
are saying is that once you earn a living you suppose to pay something
to government”.
The State Information commissioner further said that under the
Educational sector, the State Executive Council approved for the
establishment of Skill acquisition centers’ in all public schools.
Iwuoha said Home Economics will be included under the skill
acquisition, “This is to assist students of primary and secondary
schools to develop their skills”.
On other decisions taken at the Executive meeting, the Information
Commissioner said that the State government has approved the
constitution of a Visitation Panel for the State School of Nursing Aba
with the view of investigating all the negative happening at the
institution and report back to government for appropriate action.
According to him, information available to the State government
reveals that such negative happening includes admission racketing,
extortion, fraud and other manners of irregularities.
He further disclosed that as part of plans to enhance the Health
sector of the State, the State executive Council has directed for the
resuscitation of all School of Nursing with the view to equipping them
for the training of quality nurses who will man all the Health Centres
and facilities as provided in the State.
Also, the State Executive Council has banned all Ministries and
Agencies of government from appointing revenue agents, “henceforth,
any ministry or agency that does that would be sanctioned while any
officer found will be prosecuted.
He revealed that in order to ensure comprehensive collection of its
revenue, the State government has instituted a Central Body headed by
the State Deputy Governor, Sir Ude Okochukwu.