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Four Principals Suspended in Ogun State

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In a concerted bid to put an end to undue extortion of money from students in public Schools, the Ogun State Government has suspended four Principals caught in the act.

The State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology Professor Segun Awonusi, announced the suspension during a visit to Baptist Boys’ High School and African Church Grammar School, Ita-Eko. Professor Awonusi expressed displeasure over the non-challant attitude of some Principals despite several warning from the Ministry of Education not to collect more than one thousand and fifty Naira from new intakes into J.SS.I as Accessory fees.

The Commissioner said the amount charged whether voluntary or otherwise which ranged from N7,000.00 to N12,000.00 have caused embarrassment not only to the Ministry but also to the State Government. He warned that the Government would not condone any form of mistrust and violation of stipulated law from anyone trying to Jeopardize the State Government’s dream to make Education accessible and affordable to all Ogun State children.

The suspended Principals include Chief Dola Jibowo of Baptist Boys High School, (Senior School) his counterpart in Junior School, Mr. M. A. Oladunwo and Mr. Sunday Oyebade (Senior School) African Church Grammar School and his counterpart in Junior Secondary School, Mrs. Omolola Majekodunmi The Commissioner directed the suspended Principals to hand over to their Vices.

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October 20, 2007 |

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