Ekiti Government Suspends Head Teacher Over Illegal Fee Collection

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The Head Teacher of St. Philips CAC Nursery and Primary School, Erio – Ekiti, Mr. Adeniyi Olutayo Ayodele has been suspended for two months over allegation of illegal collection of fees from pupils of the school.

It was revealed that Mr Ayodele was caught collecting the sum of N25,000.00 naira from each of 28 pupils in primary six while another N8,000.00 was being collected from each of primary four pupils.

The Executive Chairman of SUBEB, Prof. Femi Akinwumi while speaking with newsmen in Ado Ekiti stated that the decision became necessary after the Head Teacher had confessed that he committed the infraction and pleaded guilty to some of the allegations leveled against him.

Prof. Akinwumi said the man had been persistent in the illegal activity despite several warnings saying it was a sabotage against the free and compulsory education policy of the present administration in the state.

Prof. Akinwumi said the punishment was to serve as deterrent to other Head Teachers in the state public primary schools who are fond of breeching government policies

While directing the embattled head teacher to hand over to the most senior assistant head teacher in the school, the SUBEB boss said he should henceforth be reporting at the SUBEB headquarters pending further determination of the case.

The Chairman also directed the concerned head teacher to refund all the fees he had collected from the pupils for repayment to their parents.

Professor Akinyemi therefore warned against collection of unauthorized charges in the state public primary schools, adding that the free and compulsory education policy of the state government is still in place.

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