Ondo SUBEB warns teachers against collecting illegal levies

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AKURE – The Chairman, Ondo Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Mr Ade Adeniyi, warned head teachers to desist from collecting illegal fees from pupils.

Adeniyi gave the warning at St. Luke Anglican School, Idi-Agba Tutun, Akure, during an interactive session with management of the board a received by SUBEB.

The stated some pupils were disallowed from writing examinations over the non- of some levies and stressed such charges were illegal.

Adeniyi said the attitude of some head teachers was a form of sabotage to the efforts of the government.

He said the administration of Gov. Olusegun Mimiko was providing free and education for the people of the .

The chairman added pupils from all schools in the state were not supposed to pay any fee.

Adeniyi promised that the board would continue to monitor all schools in the state to ensure that the policy of the government was strictly implemented.

Also, the of the board, Mrs Moji Ajayi, said that the management would meet with all head teachers and Parent-Teacher Associations (PTA) to dissuade them from collecting illegal fees.

She stated that government was not collecting any fee from pupils because education was free in the state, particularly at the primary level.

He said that any head teacher found wanting after the warning would be disciplined.

Earlier, members of House of Assembly Education said they visited  the board to familiarise themselves with its activities and  to evolve ways of moving education forward in the state.

The Chairman of the , Mr Banso Adeyinka, stressed the need for board members and its staff to the government’s policies aimed at  changing the face of education in the state.

He promised that the assembly would cooperate with SUBEB toward achieving the government’s dreams on basic education.  (NAN)