Gov. Abiodun Scraps N3,700 School Fess, Declares Free Education

9 months ago ezekiel 0

The Governor of Ogun State, Mr Dapo Abiodun has scraped the payment of N3,700 levies with immediate effect and declares free Education at all public schools in the state

Abiodun’s administration had come under heavy criticism in the last few weeks over the levy issue, as the governor, on Friday, during a stakeholders forum with the theme “Repositioning Education for Outstanding Performance”, cleared the air that his government inherited the levy from the previous administration.

The governor said the levy was a proposal by the Parents Teachers Association (PTA) which was adopted by the Senator Ibikunle Amosun’s administration.

The governor said the suspension became imperative based on his promise of free, universal and qualitative education in public primary and secondary schools in the state

“I have been criticized in the media about the N3,700 PTA fee. I did not introduce the fee. It was proposed by the PTA and accepted by the previous administration. The fee negates the free education policy of this administration. It is like payment through the back door.

“I hereby suspend the payment in all our schools. We will also look into the issue of Principal and Headmaster Generals,” he assured.

Abiodun said his education team would critically look into the items on the list of what necessitated the introduction of the N3,700 levy.

The governor said the suspension became imperative based on his promise of free, universal and qualitative education in public primary and secondary schools in the state

“I have been criticized in the media about the N3,700 PTA fee. I did not introduce the fee. It was proposed by the PTA and accepted by the previous administration. The fee negates the free education policy of this administration. It is like payment through the back door.

“I hereby suspend the payment in all our schools. We will also look into the issue of Principal and Headmaster Generals,” he assured.

Abiodun said his education team would critically look into the items on the list of what necessitated the introduction of the N3,700 levy.

“I have told them to go and look at and how we can make it work without having to charge anybody, because we promised we are going to offer free education,” he said

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