Collection Of Fees In Public Schools Illegal – Ogun Govt.

Dapo Abiodun

Ogun state government has condemned collection of any form of fee or levy in both public primary and secondary schools across the state, described this act as illegal. 

The Special Adviser to Gov. Dapo Abiodun on Education, Science and Technology, Prof. Abayomi Arigbabu, disclosed this in Abeokuta on Wednesday. Arigbabu spoke during the 2023/2024 Academic Session Pre-Resumption Meeting with education stakeholders in the state, He said the state government’s free education policy is still in place. “The cost of materials, maintenance and provision of facilities in schools had been taken care of by the government. “So, people should be reminded that the present administration at inception cancelled all forms of payment to encourage children to have access to quality education, without paying any amount,” he said.

The Special Adviser urged Principals and Headteachers to encourage and promote merit in their various schools. He added that anyone desiring to make a donation to schools or use school facilities for any event, should follow government’s stipulated guidelines. “This is in order not to disrupt the academic activities in schools.”Arigbabu added that government was working on modalities towards enhancing the security architecture in schools. He advised school administrators to ensure religious tolerance and avoid anything capable of putting the name of the state in disrepute.


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