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Fayemi Signs Executive Order To Abolish Collection Of Levies, Dues In Ekiti Schools
An Executive Order abolishing various fees being collected by some principals, Head teachers and other school officials in Ekiti State was on Wednesday signed by the Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi.
…Signing the executive order at a ceremony held at the Governor’s Office, Ado Ekiti, Fayemi said the action was to ensure free and compulsory education in government owned primary and secondary schools in the state
He said the executive order will make provisions for stiffer sanctions and penalties for school principals and Head teachers found extorting pupils and students through illegal fees.
The Governor said the action was taken in response to the reports that school heads were still collecting illegal fees after his pronouncement banning same last Wednesday during his senatorial town hall meetings.
He, however, expressed displeasure at the action of some principals and Head teachers who are still extorting students under the guise of collecting “voluntary donations.”
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Fayemi signs executive order for free education in Ekiti
Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, on Wednesday signed an executive order to stop the payment of education development levy by students of government-owned schools in the state.
The Education Development Levy was introduced by his predecessor Ayodele Fayose in 2015. The levy mandates payment of N500 and N1,000 for students of primary and secondary schools respectively.
Fayemi, who spoke at town hall meetings in Ekiti North and Ekiti South Senatorial Districts after he was sworn in as the state governor, said he planned to scrap of the educational levy.
A week after his inauguration as state governor, Fayemi announced that payment of the education levy had been stopped.
“I just signed the executive order revoking education levies in primary and secondary schools in Ekiti State. Education is a priority for our children,” Fayemi tweeted.
Prior to this, the governor had condemned underage children paying levies when their parents were already paying taxes.
Fayemi promised that the state government would not add to the burden of residents as a result of the harsh economy and unpaid salaries inherited by the last administration.