Ekiti Govt To Teachers: Collect Illegal Fees, Get Sanctioned

EKITI State Government has warned head teachers against collection of illegal fees from pupils in public primary schools.

Chairman of the Ekiti State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) Prof. Francisca Aladejana said Governor Kayode Fayemi’s declaration of free and compulsory education remain sacrosanct.

She said any teacher caught sending pupils away from school would be adequately sanctioned.

The chairman, who gave the warning yesterday during a meeting with head teachers of public primary schools in the 16 local government areas, stressed that the Fayemi administration had mandated SUBEB to ensure that no child was sent away from school on the ground of non-payment of fees.

“It is a gross violation of the Universal Basic Education Act for pupils to be charged fees no matter under what guise” she said.

Prof. Aladejana explained that the government was working assiduously towards providing a conducive teaching and learning environment, stressing that many school buildings and other critical infrastructures were undergoing renovation to give basic education a boost.

The SUBEB Chairman urged teachers to double their efforts in the task of providing qualitative basic education to pupils, saying that Fayemi would keep given premium to their welfare.

She added Fayemi had just approved the payment of running grants for the entire three terms of the 2018/ 2019 academic session to all public schools.

Aladejana enjoined teachers to key into the various reforms that were ongoing in the basic education sector, including the issue of training and retraining, introduction of child-friendly initiatives and modern teaching techniques. [THE NATION]


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