OYO GOVERNMENT READS RIOT ACT AGAINST TEACHERS DEMANDING FOR SCHOOL FEES
The statement emphasized that acts of indiscipline would not be condoned by the government, saying that Government would immediately clamp down on any school found to be contravening the order of Governor Seyi Makinde, canceling the payment of fees in Schools.
A statement by the Media Officer to the Chairman, Olamide Adeniji, said the government would immediately clamp down on any school found to be contravening the order of the Government.
The Chairman declared that, any recalcitrant Public Secondary or Primary School that is caught forcing students to pay levies that have been canceled will face severe punishment, noting that top Management Staff of the Board had visited Schools within Omi-Adio axis in Ido Local Government Area following complaints by Parents that Schools in the Area have continued to demand fees from pupils.
Penpushing also reports that, Adeniran warned Teachers against sabotaging Government’s efforts at bringing succor to the populace, adding that, “It is very sad to note that these Headmasters and their Teachers are recalcitrant to our policy to ensure that basic education is free. We are not witch-hunting anybody, rather what we are doing is to cleanse the system.”
“A situation whereby children are locked out by teachers because they did not pay fees that Government has suspended would not be condoned or tolerated by this administration,” the Chairman emphasised.