August 20, 2018

Cambridge College sues Rivers State over N17m debt

Cambridge College sues Rivers State over N17m debt

A school, Cambridge College, Ikeja, Lagos, has sued the Rivers State Sustainable Development Agency over an unpaid N17m debt.

Our correspondent gathered that the sum is the balance of tuition meant for 16 indigent students of the state who had their A level/Foundational Class at the college last year. It was learnt that the college is one of selected Lagos schools being owed tuition under the scholarship scheme introduced by the Rivers State Government for its indigent but brilliant pupils.  Others are the Supreme Education Foundation, Magodo; Chrisland Schools, Ikeja, and Edgewood International School.

In a statement of claim filed before an Ikeja High Court and obtained by our correspondent on Thursday, the college authorities asked the RSSDA to pay the balance as well as N1m damages for breach of contract. The suit, which also joined the Attorney-General/Commissioner for Justice as a defendant, also sought “interests at the prevailing Central Bank rate of 25 per cent per annum till the liquidation of the judgment.’’

The Punch had reported last year that some students studying abroad under the scholarship scheme had resorted to washing toilets to make ends meet. The affected students, domiciled in some countries in Europe, Asia and the United States, recently protested over unpaid school fees, allowances and rents. Read  more

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