In response to the series of questions about the fees paid for the Easter 2020 coaching for JSS3 and SS3 students, management has met and tried to come up with an equitable solution for our dear parents and the school.
Schools around the world will be debating similar questions, and the agreements arrived at are always going to be compromises and finding middle ground for those involved.
For JSS3 students who paid N18, 000 and SS3 students whose parents paid N15, 000, Mayflower Private School will refund half of this amount in the form of a tuition credit against next term’s fees for those parents who are not owing school fees.
Our dear parents may or may not be aware that a private boarding school has operating costs that continue whether or not the students are on the school grounds or not.
The school’s security team have made sure that school equipment such as computers, laboratory equipment and the likes were not stolen during the long break. Some schools which did not monitor their grounds came back to find that much had been stolen from them, which was not the case for our students.
Payroll for the security who made sure that everything was on ground for our students for their exams has to be paid.
Likewise, electricity and security lights had to be kept on to prevent problems, and those costs have continued unabated.
Maintenance of the grounds and government mandated items such as fumigation likewise have had to be funded.
For those parents who availed themselves of the lessons that were prepared and uploaded by our teachers to the WhatsApp platform, these lessons were offered free from early April until late July. Even the lessons that were posted on the school website were also free to all students for the first month. Kindly note that online lessons will stop on September 11, 2020, in view of students returning to the classroom.
All of the above items have been mentioned for our dear parents to understand that we have done our own little bit on this end, and we will continue to do all that we can to support our parents, but all of these items have costs which we have done our best to bear.
We realise that whatever decision is taken will not be perfect but in view of the prevailing economic climate, this is the best option for the present time.
We join our parents in praying for an end to the present crisis, and we continue to pray that God will keep all of our dear students and their families safe until the end of this ordeal.