- Oyo state governor, Seyi Makinde, has banned illegal fees collection in public schools across the state
- Makinde had on May 29, directed that all stakeholders in the education sector to stop all forms of payment in the primary and secondary schools
- The governor warned that violators of the directive would be made to face the full wrath of law
Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state has placed a ban on illegal fees collections in all primary and secondary schools owned by the government.
Legit.ng's regional reporter, Ridwan Kolawole, reports that a circular released by the Head of Service (HoS) of the state, Amidat Ololade Agboola, which was directed to permanent secretaries, and heads of education related agencies, confirmed the order by the governor on Tuesday, July 9.
It was gathered that a statement by the chief press secretary to governor, Taiwo Adisa, also gave details of the directive on Tuesday, July 9.
He said Makinde had directed while giving his inaugural speech on May 29, that all forms of payment in the public schools, primary and secondary, ceased with immediate effect.
The circular read in part: “Therefore, collection of fees/levies in all public primary and secondary schools, including technical colleges across the state is hereby prohibited.
“I am to emphasize that collection of fees under any guise in public schools across the state remains illegal and any violator of this directive will be treated as a saboteur; heavy sanction awaits violators of this directive.”
According to the statement, the circular has been made available to permanent secretary, ministry of education, science and technology; permanent secretary, permanent secretaries (school administration); executive Secretary State Universal Education Board (SUBEB); executive secretary Board of Technical and Vocational Education (BOTAVED); zonal inspectors of education; local inspectors of education as well as all Principals and headteachers of public schools.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Makinde said his 100 days in office would record more achievements than what his predecessor achieved in eight years.
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