Ekiti Government Cautions Schools Against Levying Students

Ekiti State Government has issued another warning to Heads of Public Primary and Secondary Schools across the State, to desist from levying their pupils any form of fees, as education is completely free up to secondary school level in the State.

The Commissioner for Information, Tourism and Values Orientation, Mr Muyiwa Olumilua who gave the warning in Ado Ekiti stressed that any levy charged by heads of schools from primary to secondary education, remained illegal, and any school head caught doing so would face the penalty.

Mr Olumilua explained that as part of efforts to restoring Ekiti values and encouraging the enrolment of school-age children, “Dr Kayode Fayemi had at the beginning of his administration signed an executive order, revoking education levies in primary and secondary schools in the State.

The Commissioner who observed that there were speculations that some schools in Ikere-Ekiti said to be asking parents to pay certain amount, warned that any school head caught will be treated as one sabotaging the efforts of government at making education affordable in the State.

He advised any victim of alleged illegal levy to report such abuse to the Ministry of Education immediately.

Amos Ogunrinde

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