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School Owner Seeks Oyo Govt Review Of Tax Levy On Private Schools

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By Bode Akinbode, Ibadan

The Proprietor of Al Aadi Group of Schools, Jobele, oyo Abdul Aadi Olayiwola Yusuf has appealed to the Governor Seyi Makinde led administration to urgently review its tax policy on private schools in the state.

Al Aadi, a former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Principal Manager frowned at the current tax regime in which both private schools in rural and urban areas pay uniform amount as tax to the state government coffers.

He made the appeal during the commissioning of the school located at Jobele in oyo town recently.

” I want to appeal to the state government to look into the plights of private schools in terms of tax payment by private schools in rural areas of the state .

” The tax paid by private school owners in rural areas used to be different from those in urban areas but now , it is the same amount and this uniformity is affecting the running of schools in rural areas where lesser fees are charged with low students enrolment.

” Governor Seyi Makinde should help adress this for sustainability and revert the tax policy to its former status where it was classified into “urban and rural “.

He urged intending school proprietors and proprietreses to get approval from government and make their fees affordable

He said Al Aadi Group of Schools impart all round knowledge to students while not compromising high moral standards and discipline

He added that the school was established not for monetary gains but to support humanity as it fees are affordable and was not meant for muslim students alone as being envisaged.

Earlier, the Founder and spiritual Head of Shafaudeen in Islam worldwide, Prof . Sabit Ariyo Olagoke (JP) commended the proprietor whom he described as an obedient and supportive member of the organisation for putting the facility in place to serve humanity.

He advised the school management to ensure proper maintenance of the facility as well as its sustainability adding that conducive environment in which the school is situated should be utilised effectively to provide functional education to the students.

Projects commissioned within the school include, a standard basketball, lawn tennis and volleyball courts, hostel accommodation, health centre, football pitch and a standard table tennis board among others.

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