Ekiti state

 

 

Ekiti state
Ekiti State Government has frown at the illegal collection of fees
from unsuspecting parents by management staff of some public secondary
schools in Ekiti State.

The Commissioner for Education Science and Technology, Dr Olabimpe
Aderiye made this known during a mornitoring visit to some public
schools in Ado Ekiti.

The commissioner, who led some top officials in her Ministry on an
inspection tour of some schools in Ado Ekiti and as well investigated
the insinuation of illegal collection of levies, warned that any staff
caught would face the full wrath of the law.

Dr. Aderiye noted that some schools management in collaboration with
parents teachers association (PTA) were in the habit of extorting
parents/guidance and scare them of sending their wards to their first
choice of schools.

She echoed that the State, under the leadership of Dr Kayode Fayemi
runs an absolute free and compulsory education, which would not
tolerate any unapproved collection of fees under whatever
circumstance.
The Commissioner who
reminded the management staff of public secondary schools that
admission into JSS I could only be made by the Ministry of Education,
Science and Technology, cautioned principals against admitting pupils
without recourse to the ministry, describing such action as
impersonation.

While admonishing the school principals and registrars to ensure
proper screening of candidates for admission to guide against
enrollment of unqualified pupils, Dr Aderiye advised them to base
their admission on merit, no matter the parental background.

Dr Aderiye opined that some schools’ principals were of the habit of
contracting school uniform to vendors and in turn sell at exhorbitant
prices to parents, with a charge that they should be concerned with
the parents’ provision of basic needs for their pupils and not to
short-change them.

She also advised the principals to rehabilitate pupils that were not
promoted to the next class last session saying that failure today does
not determine the one’s future.

At St Michael Primary/Secondary Schools, the Commissioner disclosed
that work is on-going to provide conducive accomodation for teaching
and learning.

Also at Ekiti State Government College, Ado Ekiti, the Commissioner
expressed her displeasure at the negligence and uncaring attitude on
the path of the school management towards the pupils’ welfare, calling
on the school principal, Mr Olawale Olaleye to be responsive to his
duties.

In her own reaction, the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Education
Science and Technology, Dr Folakemi Olomojobi said that the principal
has failed in his administrative assignments and will be sanctioned
for negligence.

 

 

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