Akeredolu Sends Stern Warning To Ondo Teachers On Extortion.
The government of Ondo State issued a warning to teachers on Monday against extorting money from parents and guardians in the state.
In a statement issued in Akure, the State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Olufemi Agugu, warned that certain instructors had been engaging in the conduct, making a mockery of the government’s intervention programs for disadvantaged kids in the state.
The statement read: “This is despite the state government’s decision to pay WAEC fees for students in the state’s public schools.
“It must be reiterated for the benefit of all that the total approved collectables for Public Secondary School are N4,450 for Returning Students and N5,800 for New Students.
“For Final Year Students, an additional payment of N2,800 has also been approved as Administrative and Practical Charges. Any other payment demanded from parents and guardians are illegal and unauthorised.
“Government, therefore, enjoins all stakeholders to be vigilant and report any of such confirmed extortion to the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology.”