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Delta warns school heads against illegal levies


Delta state Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa

Delta state Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa

Erring school heads, teachers and other non-teaching staff in public primary and secondary schools that flout government directive on zero tolerance for illegal collection of levies, under any guise risk being sanctioned, the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education has warned.

In a statement in Asaba, recently, the Commissioner for Basic and Secondary School, Mr. Chiedu Ebie, disclosed that reports reaching him indicated that some school heads and teachers have devised various means to exploit school children, even as many have become suppliers of school uniforms, textbooks and other materials, which they compel unsuspecting school children, parents and guardians to buy from them.

Ebie, who insisted that such unprofessional conducts would not be allowed to continue, warned those engaged in the despicable act to desist forthwith as the ministry would not hesitate to take disciplinary action against anyone engaged in illegal activities.

He said: “Accordingly, parents and guardians are urged not to succumb to intimidation from any quarter, but to report any form of illegal levies and where in doubt, seek clarification from the ministry.”

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