Delta state governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, has warned school principals in the state against collection of illegal fees from students.
Dr. Uduaghan who gave the warning during a meeting with stakeholders in the education sector, regretted that the laudable education programme in the state meant to reduce financial burden on parents has been sabotaged by school principals and teachers.
He charged the taskforce on education in various local government areas to monitor the activities of school principals and stop them from the unwholesome practice.
“The reports I got are not palatable. I found out that some principals were illegally collecting money from students when we have abolished all such fees in primary and post primary schools in the state,” the governor said.
In his remarks, the commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Prof. Patrick Muoboghare, disclosed that 50 principals were caught collecting illegal levies from students and are currently facing disciplinary actions.