…warns Principals Against Collection of Illegal Fees
Oyo State Commissioner of Education, Science and Technology, Prof. Salihu Adelabu has described the level of compliance of Teachers and Students in resumption to the second term school calendar in the state as impressive.
The Commissioner stated this on Monday while monitoring the resumption of the schools for the second term academic activities in Ibadan metropolis.
He however warned principals and teachers to desist from collecting illegal fees from students and parents, reiterating that education is free from Primary to Secondary Schools in Oyo State.
Prof. Adelabu who was accompanied by the Permanent Secretary, Mr. Adeniyi Olusanjo and directors from the ministry, encouraged students to face their study squarely and Teachers to act professionally by bringing creativity and innovation into their teaching methods.
He explained that principals and teachers in all schools monitored were actively on ground for academic activities.
He urged parents who are yet to release their wards to quickly release them as academic activities have begun in earnest, saying that keeping them back home will put them at a disadvantaged position among their colleagues.
He said: ‘Today is the first day of resumption in our public Primary and Secondary Schools in Oyo State.
The enthusiasm of the Teachers and Students is very okay; luckily enough, bases on what I have seen, not less than 70% of our Students resumed and almost 97% of the staff are in the Schools.
“I will encourage the Students to sit tight and face their study squarely, and the Teachers should act professionally by bringing creativity and innovation into their teaching methods.
“I want to warn the Teachers that never must they charge the students and parents because Education is free in Oyo State, also to the parents whose their Children are yet to come, should allow them to come to school as teachings and learnings have commenced in the Schools.
“Schools monitored by the Commissioner and his team included: Oba Akibiyi Model School,Mokola,St. Louis Grammar School, Mokola,Government Secondary School, Orita-Aperin,Ibadan and a host of others.