CATHOLIC CHURCH SUES EKITI GOVT OVER EDUCATION TAX

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The Catholic Diocese of Ekiti has filed a suit against the imposition of levies on pupils in its primary and secondary schools by the Ekiti State government. The church urged an Ekiti State High Court to declare that the defendants could not impose education development levy or tax on pupils and schools. The court is to restrain the defendants from further demand of the levy.

According to the originating summons, the Incorporated Trustees of Catholic Diocese of Ekiti are the claimants. The defendants are the Attorney General, Commissioner for Education and the government. The Church wants the court to determine “if every child of Primary School and Junior Secondary School age in Ekiti State is not entitled to free and compulsory basic education.

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