In press release issued today by The Chairman of State Universal Basic Education Board, SUBEB, Lagos State, Dr. Ganiyu Sopeyin , warned against illegal school fees collection from the pupils parents which has been recurring tradition under different disguise by some public school management against the free education agenda of the government.
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SUBEB CHAIR WARNS AGAINST ILLEGAL FEES FROM SCHOOL PUPILS
The Chairman of State Universal Basic Education Board, SUBEB, Lagos State, Dr. Ganiyu Sopeyin has read the riot act to stakeholders in the state public schools especially Education Secretaries in all the local council areas of the State, saying that the present administration in the State has zero-tolerance to the collection of illegal fees from school children.
The Chairman also told the Education Secretaries to rise up to their responsibilities as Education managers and be prepared for the changes which the present administration in the State is poised to bring to the Education sector especially basic education.
Sopeyin made this known on Friday at a meeting between the Basic Universal Education Board and the council Education Secretaries in his office at Maryland.
According to him, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu within few weeks when he assumed office as the Governor had gone round some of the schools across the State to have first-hand information on the state of infrastructure in these schools, adding that the state government is working assiduously to bring some improvements to primary schools in the state.
“From the body language of the Governor, we can deduce that he has interest in education and for us as key stakeholders in the State’s education system, it is expedient for us to join hands with the Governor to achieve his good intentions for the residents of Lagos State,” the Chairman reaffirmed.
He charged school administrators to be vigilant and watch out for trespassers on school lands and illegal occupants, urging them to embrace beautification of their schools’ environment including the laybys and set-backs as ways of controlling encroachment.
He also tasked the Education Secretaries to check the excesses of both teaching and non-teaching staff as regards the way school pupils are disciplined as the state government will not condone beating children excessively or maltreatment of any kin