In his bid to show a commitment to free education policy, Oyo state governor, Seyi Makinde, on Tuesday reiterated a ban on unauthorized fees in public schools across the state.
Makinde had placed a ban on illegal fee collections in all schools owned by the state government during his inauguration.
The order by the governor was confirmed in a circular released by the Head of Service, Mrs. Amidat Ololade Agboola, which was directed to Permanent Secretaries and Heads of education-related Agencies.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary, Taiwo Adisa, gave details of the directive, restating the cancellation of all fees in public schools by the governor in his inaugural speech on May 29th.
According to the statement: “…Collection of fees/levies in all Public Primary and Secondary Schools, including Technical Colleges across the State, is hereby prohibited.
“I’m to emphasize that collection of fees under any guise in Public Schools across the State remains illegal and any violator of this directive will be treated as a saboteur; heavy sanction awaits violators of this directive,” the governor said.
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