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Ondo Govt To Sanction School Principals Over Extortion


By Temitope Adedeji, Akure

Ondo State government has condemned some secondary school principals for allegedly  extorting parents and guardians under extraneous covers, for the payment of unauthorised fees.

The government, through a statement issued by the Commissioner for Education, Femi Agagu, said the principals are extorting parents despite government’s decision to pay WAEC fees for students in the public schools.

The statement added: “It must be reiterated for the benefit of all that the total approved collectibles for public secondary schools is N4,450 for returning students and N5,800 for new students.

“For final year students, additional payment of N2,800 has also been approved as administrative and practicals charges. Any other    payment demanded from parents and guardians are illegal and unauthorised.”

Agagu explained that the development is a clear act of sabotage that is highly reprehensible.

He said the government would thoroughly investigate all reported cases and sanction all culprits appropriately.

Government, therefore, enjoined all stakeholders to be vigilant and report any of such confirmed extortion to the Ministry of Education Science and Technology.



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