OYHA Warns School Heads Against Collecting Illegal Fees
The Oyo state House of Assembly, OYHA, has warned principals and heads of public schools in the state to desist from collecting unauthorized fees and levies from students, as the Oyo state Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde has abolished the three thousand naira education levy introduced by the immediate past Government in the state.
The House gave the warning while deliberating on a motion on the need to check collection of unapproved fees and levies from pupils and students of public schools in Oyo state brought to the plenary by Mr. Oluwafemi Oluwafowokanmi, Ibadan Southwest 2.
The Speaker, OYHA, Mr. Adebo Ogundoyin while reading the resolutions of the sitting on the motion warned that the state Government will deal decisively with any school head caught collecting or demanding school fees and other levies from the school children.
The House urged the executive arm of government through the Oyo state Ministry of Education, Teaching Service Commission and the State Universal Basic Education Board to ensure that public schools comply with government policies and directives on education matters.
The decision of the Oyo state Government to earmark ten percent of Oyo state annual budget for the education sector was widely applauded by the lawmakers.