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Saturday, 21 September 2019

Ogun Government Suspend Payment Of School Levy

Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun has suspended payment of N3, 700 levies in all public schools in the state with immediate effect.
After coming under heavy criticism in the past few weeks, on Friday 20/9/2019 the governor during a stakeholders forum with the theme “Repositioning Education for Outstanding Performance”, cleared the air that his government inherited the levy from the previous administration.
The governor said the levy was a proposal by the Parents Teachers Association (PTA) which was adopted by the Senator Ibikunle Amosun’s administration.
The governor said the suspension became imperative based on his promise of free, universal and qualitative education in public primary and secondary schools in the state
“I have been criticized in the media about the N3,700 PTA fee. I did not introduce the fee. It was proposed by the PTA and accepted by the previous administration. The fee negates the free education policy of this administration. It is like payment through the back door.
“I hereby suspend the payment in all our schools. We will also look into the issue of Principal and Headmaster Generals,” he assured.
Abiodun said his education team would critically look into the items on the list of what necessitated the introduction of the N3,700 levy.
“I have told them to go and look at and how we can make it work without having to charge anybody, because we promised we are going to offer free education,” he said

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