Taraba state governor, Agbu Kefas, Friday, declared free education in all public primary and secondary schools within the state.
The free education will take effect from the next academic session to cushion the effects of the removal of subsidy on Premium Motor Spirit known as petrol.
Recall that the governor had on Wednesday announced the reduction of university school fees by 50 per cent to cushion the current hardship in the country.
A statement by his Spokesperson, Emmanuel Bello, said Kefas made the declaration at the Ebenezer primary school in Wukari as part of his assessment tour.
The governor stressed that it was the government’s responsibility to bear the expenses and that students should not be subjected to any fees.
He said apart from fulfilling a campaign promise, the hardship occasioned by the removal of the fuel subsidy has made the move imperative.