Delta govt frowns at unauthorised, illegal fees collection in public schools


Suspends Head Teacher of Okotie-Eboh Primary School

By Elizabeth Uwandu

ASABA—The Delta State Government has frowned at the unauthorised levies and fees unilaterally imposed on pupils by Schools vis a vis sending children away from school with the added threat of being flogged for inability to pay ‘school’ fees.

The Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Mr Chiedu Ebie stated this in an interview with journalists during an inspection visit to Okotie-Eboh Primary School 1 & II, Sapele in Sapele Local Government Area, Delta State on the basis of the video of one Miss Success of Okotie Eboh Primary School, Sapele who was sent for her inability to pay school fees.

According to Ebie, “Since the video of Miss Success of Okotie Eboh Primary School, Sapele broke and went viral last Friday, I have been inundated with messages and calls.

“By virtue of the Universal Basic Education, UBE, Act, Education at the Basic Education Level is FREE. However, in Delta State that…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper