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Edo: Four principals suspended over alleged collection of illegal levies

Four Secondary School principals in Edo State Teaching Service have been suspended indefinitely for indulging in the collection of illegal levies.

Edo State Commissioner for Education, Doctor Christopher Adesotu who made this known at a news briefing in Benin City referred the affected principals to the Post Primary Education Board for disciplinary action.

Four Secondary School principals in Edo State Teaching Service have been suspended indefinitely for indulging in the collection of illegal levies.

Edo State Commissioner for Education, Doctor Christopher Adesotu who made this known at a news briefing in Benin City referred the affected principals to the Post Primary Education Board for disciplinary action.

Doctor Adesotu expressed concern that several warnings and circular issued by the state government on the stoppage of collection of illegal levies, some principals still indulge in the unwholesome acts.

Doctor Adesotu said in the course of his interaction with some students of the school visited, it was discovered that some students paid eleven thousand naira, sixteen thousand naira, twenty thousand naira for school uniforms as against government approved rate of three thousand naira for junior secondary school and four thousand naira for senior secondary school.

The State Commissioner for Education also expressed dismay over the nonchalant attitude of Chief Inspectors of Education in the discharge of their duties.

In a remark, Chairman, Edo State Post Primary Education Board, Mr. Gabriel Oiboh assured the Education Commissioner that the board will ensure necessary disciplinary action is taken after thorough investigation.

The suspended principals are Glory Omorodion, Oka Junior Secondary School, Mrs. Victoria Okuonghae, Principal, Niger College Junior school, Mrs. Cecilia Isibor, Idogbo Junior Secondary school and Mr. Bright Omorogie, Principal, Idogbo Senior Secondary School.

Williams Yamah has details.

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