Reopening: Rivers warns principals, teachers against illegal fees

The Rivers State Government has warned principals and headteachers against collecting illegal fees, saying anyone found culpable will be punished in accordance with extant laws.

The state Commissioner for Education, Prof. Kaniye Ebeku, handed down the warning in a statement issued in Port Harcourt on Tuesday and made available to newsmen.

Ebeku reminded them that the state Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, had since banned the collection of charges and fees of any kind from pupils across the state.

The statement read, “As schools reopen for the new academic year 2020/2021 session, principals and heads of schools are hereby reminded that the state Governor, His Excellency, Nyesom Wike, has since banned the collection of charges and fees of any kind and for any purpose from students and pupils.

“Any principal, headteacher or others caught violating the ban will be summarily dealt with in accordance with extant laws and rules.”

Check Also

Hemp seller slits girlfriend’s throat over slippers, dumps corpse

A hemp seller, identified simply as Toba, has allegedly slit the throat of his girlfriend, …

NDLEA arraigns Catholic knight, brother for possession of 2.1kg heroin

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, on Wednesday, arraigned Sir Basil Okafor, a knight of …

Group congratulates Jonathan on new appointment, commends Buhari for support

A socio-cultural organisation, The Unity Group, has congratulated former President Goodluck Jonathan on his recent …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.