Principals warned against illegal levies
By Bukola Olamona
Ondo State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Mr Femi Agagu has reiterated his warnings that public schools principals in the state should not collect levies not approved by the state government from their students.
He gave the warning in an interactive session with the executive members of the All Nigeria Conference of Principal of Public Secondary Schools in his office in preparation for the in-house workshop for all Heads of all schools.
Agagu said the present administration, under the leadership of the governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, is committed to an all round development of the education sector in the state, through the provision of necessary infrastructural facilities in the public schools to make them conducive for teaching and learning process.
He said that the government will not tolerate any act of sending students out of the school for any reason or under any pretext.
He said that no head of school should collect more than the government approved collectibles for their schools or spend such fees outside what they were meant for.
The commissioner said that the government will not hesitate to sanction any school authority found wanting in this regard.
In his remarks, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Mr Akin Asaniyan appreciated the ANCOPPS exco for the visit, adding that the ministry will continue to synergise with relevant stakeholders in order to advance the frontiers of the sector.
Earlier, in his address, the State Chairman of ANCOPPS, Mr Johnbull Mebawondu thanked the Ministry for its support at all times and pledged the compliance of members to the vision of the policy thrust of the ministry which is geared towards enhancing the sector.