The Kwara State Government has warned school principals across the state to stop the collection of illegal fees in all public secondary schools.
The permanent secretary in the state Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development, Mrs Mary Kemi Adeosun, made this known during a meeting with all the principals of secondary schools in the state.
She said any principal caught collecting more than the approved Parents-Teachers Association (PTA) levies by the government would be sanctioned according to the civil service rule.
The permanent secretary said, “The ministry will deploy auditors to all secondary schools in the state to know the status of their account.”
Adeosun, who solicited the support of the school heads for the administration of Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq added that the government is committed to the welfare of teachers with huge investments in the education sector.
She called for sanity and discipline across the schools and urged the principals to tolerate one another to allow peace to reign in their respective schools.
She urged the principals to keep their students indoors, saying any school which students are found roaming the street risks government’s sanctions.
Earlier, the executive chairman of the Kwara State Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM), Mallam Bello Taoheed Abubakar, described as false rumour, the information that the commission has commercialised the appointment of principals and vice principals in all secondary schools in the state.