By Richard Thomas, Ibadan
Principals and other officers in secondary schools in Oyo State have been warned not to collect money from students or their parents for any academic activities.
The Commissioner for Education, Science, and Technology, Prof Dahud Shangodoyin gave the warning during a monitoring exercise to some schools in Ibadan.
In a release by the Press Officer, Ministry of Education, Titi Adeyemi, Professor Shangodoyin said that the present administration will not tolerate any activity that is different from the objectives of the state government in the sector, otherwise, anybody involved will have himself or herself to blame.
He, then, ordered the immediate sharing of the textbooks to the students without further delay.
The Commissioner also reminded the authorities that the lesson period organized by the government for all the senior secondary schools will commence in two weeks’ time between Tuesdays and Thursdays starting from 2pm to 4pm and on Saturdays, 9am to 1pm.
The Commissioner, therefore, promised the teachers that the government is ready to ensure their comfort, adding that his office is open to attend to any official thing about the schools.
Schools visited are Olodo Community Grammar School, Isabatudeen grammar school, Bashorun, St Patrick’s grammar school, and Oba Akinyele Memorial High school.