The Lagos State Authorities has constituted a panel to analyze the alleged extortion of cash from dad and mom by some public main and secondary faculties’ directors within the state.
This adopted a report by our correspondant on how headteachers and principals denied indigent youngsters entry to schooling as a result of their mother and father couldn’t afford the registration price regardless of the state authorities’s free schooling coverage.
We had, on December four, reported that a seven-12 months-previous lady, Zainab Okin; Basit Daodu, 12; his brother, Muiz, 10, had been denied admission as a result of their dad and mom couldn’t pay registration charge, ranging between N1,000 and N2,500 at St. Michael Main Faculty II and Alaworo Major Faculty, Ojo.
The kids dwell with their mother and father within the Iloro, Ojo space of the state.
Ten-12 months-outdated Abeeb Amasa of Mapowo Avenue, Ojo, dropped out of faculty after his 60-yr-previous father might not afford the charges whereas his sister, Rukayat, stopped at JSS3 in Ojo Excessive College due to N2,000 “re-sit charge.”
Regardless of a discover indicating ‘registration is free’ on the door to her workplace, the top instructor of St. Michael Major College II, one Mrs. Adepoju, collected N1,000 registration price from our correspondent, who disguised as a guardian to Okin.
She additionally requested some gadgets, together with N250 fee for whiteboard to cement Okin’s studentship.
The Principal, Awori Faculty (Junior Faculty), Mr. Inlo, additionally directed our correspondent to a lady beside his workplace, who demanded that 12-12 months-previous Femi Akinyemi pay N10,000 so his title may very well be included within the admission record.
A prime authorities official, nevertheless, instructed us on Thursday that a panel had been arrange by the deputy governor on December 5 to analyze the problems raised within the report, including that any instructor or faculty administrator discovered culpable can be summarily handled.
One other competent supply informed our correspondent that the state authorities would deal with the press as quickly because the panel got here up with its findings.
The SUBEB spokesperson couldn’t be reached for feedback on Thursday as calls put throughout to his cell rang out.
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