Extortion: Ogun Govt warns teachers, school administrators

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The Ogun government on Thursday warned school administrators and teachers in public schools across the state not to indulge in extorting parents, students and other unwholesome acts that could tarnish their reputations.

The Chairman, Ogun State Teaching Service Commission, Mr Olalekan Ifede, gave the warning in his office in Abeokuta while addressing the Principal-Generals (PGs) and Zonal Secretaries.

Ifede stated that disciplinary action would be taken against any erring officer.

He explained that the present administration had made education free in its schools, to enable every child have access to quality education.

The chairman added that government had made financial provision for schools to cater for their expenses.

He urged the teaching and non-teaching staff to always accept posting in good faith, saying that redistribution of staff is done to propel academic excellence in schools.

He noted that the ongoing revitalisation in the education sector by Gov. Dapo Abiodun-led administration was yielding positive results.

He implored all stakeholders in the education sector to continue to support the government’s agenda in all ramifications for further development of the state.

In his contribution, the Permanent Secretary of the Commission, Abdulwaheed Olanloye, charged Principal-Generals and zonal secretaries to be committed to work and embrace integrity as academic leaders.

Olanloye reminded them that they were symbols of emulation to their subordinates.

Responding, the Principal-General, Yewa Zone, Mr Sunday Orobiyi, who spoke on behalf of the PGs and Zonal Secretaries, lauded the Commission for the admonitions and suggestions.

Orobiyi promised that they would discharge their duties responsibly, towards promoting educational standard.

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