Makinde declares education levy illegal, stops exam fee collection

Seyi Makinde, Oyo State Governor

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has declared the Education Development Levy hitherto charged by the government as illegal. He also abolished N500 examination fee in all secondary schools across the state.

The Head of Service, Mrs Ololade Agboola, who made this disclosure, urged principals in secondary schools to comply with the free education policy of the state Government.

Agboola spoke during a meeting of the Permanent Secretary School administration with the principals in public secondary Schools held at comprehensive High School Oke-Bola Ibadan.

The Head of Service admonished teachers and principals of the secondary schools to comply with the education policy of the present administration in the State.

Agboola also warned that no Principal should send students away from the school for not paying the levies.

“I have the directive of His Excellency Governor Seyi Makinde to discuss with you today, the school principals on how we can move the secondary school education forward in Oyo State,” she said. recalls that Makinde had promised to ensure that education is free in the state. He also announced the donation of his salaries to the teachers’ pension scheme while also declaring free entrance examinations into state owned public schools.

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Agboola told the school head that the State Government will create call centres where parents and the general public will report school that refuse to stop collecting illegal fee.

She also appealed to teachers to always stay in their duty posts, saying that the authorities will not tolerate lateness and absenteeism in the school, just as she solicited support for the state government in carrying out its education policy in the state.


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