Nasarawa State Government To Penalized Gullible Principals/Headmasters Collecting School Fees From Students/Pupils Prior To The Free Education Policy By Rabiu Omaku,Lafia
Principals of public secondary and primary schools may not be having the best time following the position of the state government to get rid of all gullible principals and headmasters extorting whooping amount of money in the name of levies.
Hussaini Abubakar gave the hint during an interview with selected journalist in the state, The commissioner of Education, Science and Technology read riot act to all heads of secondary and primary schools to complied to the ongoing free education policy or face sanction.
Speaking on the N2,290 introduce as Parent Teachers’ Association (PTA) levy ,The commissioner cautioned the heads of public secondary and primary schools to operate within the confines of the law by obeying the constituted authority.
“The approved amount for PTA is N250 as against the N2,290, The commissioner further reiterated that the amount would be pay per annum,He expressed displeasure over the former levies as uncalled for.
“Any attempt by any principal or headmaster to extort any unapproved money would amount to penalty”, on Hussaini Musa added.
The commissioner obliged that education remains the sole responsibility of the All Progressives Congress administration in the state, He however the sky will be the starting point in the education sector.
“By 2015 we are hoping of reaching certain benchmark by providing a conducive learning environment for all school going age, we are targeting an education that is revolutionary “.
Commenting on the shortage of teachers in the state, The commissioner identified absence of constituted Teachers’ Service Board as some of the inadequacies militating against the acute shortage of manpower in government schools.
A mechanism has been put in place to addressing the huddles which he listed to include the constitution of constituted Teachers’ Service Board, shortage of manpower will be a thing of the past.
Appealing to the general public and parents to cooperate with government by exposing any gullible principals and headmasters involved in wrong-doing, stating he would not condone any wrong-doing.
Saying the APC reign has done much in the area of education, calling on the people of the state to shower encomium to the anchor man.