Seyi slams 5 head teachers with sanctions for collecting illegal fees from pupils

  • The Oyo state government has sanctioned 5 methodist basic schools found in the act of collecting N100 development levy
  • They were found guilty and sanctioned by the Oyo state universal basic education on Monday, July 25
  • This was revealed in a statement from the media office of the board, where its chairman said the schools were reported through a particular radio station in the state

Ibadan, Oyo – Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state has imposed sanctions on some head teachers who denied pupils access to the exam, all after they failed to pay some illegal fees.

In Ibadan, the Oyo state capital, regional reporter Ridwan Kolawole reports that the state’s primary schools are writing their third-term examinations.

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Oyo state government sanctions headteachers for collecting illegal money
Photo Credit: Seyi Makinde
Source: Facebook

The executive chairman of the Oyo state universal basic education board, Nureni Adeniran, disclosed this on Monday, July 25, when his team were monitoring the exercise.

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Oyo sanctions 5 schools for collecting development levy fee

The media office of the board quoted Adeniran in a statement that 5 methodist basic schools (schools 1-5) Gan-gansi were found in collecting illegal fees, spearheaded by the school-based management committee (SBMC) of the school, who sent the pupils home.

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Adeniran maintained that Makinde’s administration had abolished the collection of any developmental fees and the school authority’s role in asking the parents to contribute to the said fee.

“No child should be discriminated against in the State Education sector”, Adeniran insisted.

He revealed that parents have reported to the board of headteachers of the schools that denied their children access to examination halls for failing to pay the N100 development levy charged by the school’s management and SBMC through a particular radio station in Ibadan.

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Akinade Alamu, the chairman of the state’s TESCOM, spoke to journalists on Thursday, July 12, and stated that the exercise was not meant to punish anybody.

According to Alamu, even MURIC, which criticised the process, did not deny that Monday and Tuesday were already fixed long before setting aside the Eid-el-Kabir holiday.


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