NPA slams abuse of book review by states Department of Education – The Sun Nigeria
Nigerian The Publishers Association (NPA) has expressed concern about the high cost of book reviews conducted by various state Departments of Education and some of the federal government agencies in charge of nationwide education programs. national.
A statement from its President/Chairman-in-Council, Uchenna Cyril Anioke, in Ibadan, the body frowned upon the exorbitant fees book publishers had to pay before their books could be vetted for use in schools by the Ministry of Education of all States.
He said the book review exercise is a way to assess and assess the quality and level of educational materials to be used by pupils and students in any state without revenue generation.
“It also aims to provide our many students with up-to-date books. The members of the association had paid a lot for this exercise in recent years. In fact, it is common knowledge that some states’ Department of Education have boldly declared that exercise is one of the ways they generate income.
“It’s sad, considering the huge taxes publishers pay to the government and the levies paid to get books to end users.”