DELTA STATE GOVERNMENT THERATENS TO SANCTION SCHOOL AUTHORITES OVER VIRAL VIDEO
Written by thereachfm on March 18, 2019
The Delta State Government has said it will sanction anyone found culpable in the online video that shows a schoolgirl, Success Adebor, reportedly sent home over her parents’ failure to pay for her second term fees for examination and books.
The video of Success, a primary three pupil of Okotie-Eboh Primary School 1, Sapele, in the Sapele Local Government Area of the state, had gone viral after she was allegedly sent home by the head teacher of the school.
The state Commissioner for Education, Chinedu Ebie, who spoke to newsmen, noted that the state government operated a free education policy adding that it was illegal for the school authority to demand examination levy or any other unauthorised levies from pupils.
He claimed that many school heads had been demoted or suspended for imposing unauthorised levies on pupils, explaining that the only authorised levies in the state public school were for consumables and sports wears.