Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has placed a ban on illegal fee
collections in all primary and secondary schools owned by the state
government, Igbere TV reports.

The governor’s directive was
the subject of a circular released on Tuesday by the Head of Service of
Oyo State, Amidat Agboola, which was directed to permanent secretaries,
and heads of education-related agencies.

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A statement by the
chief press secretary to the governor, Taiwo Adisa, made available to
Igbere TV said Mr. Makinde had, during his inaugural speech on May 29,
directed all forms of payment in public schools to cease with immediate
effect.

“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,” the
circular said.

The directive has been made available to the
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology;
Permanent Secretary (TESCOM); Permanent Secretaries (School
Administration); Executive Secretary, State Universal Education Board
(SUBEB); Executive Secretary, Board of Technical and Vocational
Education (BOTAVED).

Others are the zonal inspectors of education; local inspectors of education, principals, and head teachers of public schools.

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