Army to reduce fees in command schools

Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai

Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai

The Nigerian Army has commenced the process of downward review of school fees paid in Command schools as part of measures to boost the morale of its personnel.

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai made the statement on Friday while addressing troops during operational visit to the Depot of the Nigerian Army and the Nigerian Military School in Zaria.

He said that he was awaiting a report on the assessment of command schools across the country but assured that downward review of fees was inevitable.

“Though I am waiting to receive a report on the matter, a decision has been taken to reduce school fees in command schools across the country.

“I assure you before the resumption of school next session the reviewed fees would have been determined and announced.

“We are also working on improving facilities in the schools in line with our programme on improving your welfare and the wellbeing of your families,” he added.

Buratai said that the agenda of the current administration to entrench professionalism in the Armed Forces was anchored on improving the welfare of troops.

He assured the troops that upgrading offices and residential accommodation in Army barracks would be given priority attention by the administration.

The Army chief said that the Army was upgrading training facilities in its institutions as part of efforts to entrench professionalism and regimentation within its ranks.

He urged instructors and other staff of the two institutions to uphold and instill the virtues necessary for the development of a disciplined army.

He said: “this place is the beginning of building a professionally responsible Army; it is also the beginning of a disciplined Army.

“Therefore, you have important role to play in actualising the present administration’s vision for the Army.

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Source:: PM Newspaper