Fidelity bank banner Bayelsa State banner
Wike scolds Education Ministry over illegal levies passed to parents

By News Express on 18/01/2017

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 1,100

•Governor Wike.
•Governor Wike.

The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has berated officials of the State Ministry of Education for failing to utilise the Ministry’s monthly overhead judiciously, thereby passing unnecessary financial burden to less privileged parents in the state.

The governor, directed the State Commissioner of Education, Profesor Kaniye Ebeku, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Dr Patricia Ogbonnaya and the State Director of Secondary Education, Mrs Mae Solomon, to offer written explanation on the funds collected illegally from parents.

Speaking during a meeting with Principals of Public Secondary Schools in the state, Governor Wike also directed principals of public secondary schools to provide written explanations on how they expended unapproved levies collected from parents.

The principals are expected to submit their written reports on Friday to the office of the Chief of Staff to the Governor.

Governor Wike also stated that after the written explanations, ministry officials and principals found culpable would be disciplined.

“I hereby direct the Commissioner of Education, the Permanent Secretary and the Director of Education to within the next four hours provide written explanations on the issue of the collection of unapproved levies.

“Tabulate the monies collected. How much was collected? How much got to the Education Ministry? How much was left with the principals? If this is not done, all of you will be suspended.

“Also explain how much levies are being charged to the students and to which account are the monies paid to. Who is the approving authority of such an account?”

The governor said that he would commence a cleansing process in the Ministry of Education and the public schools to re-position them for greater performance.

“I will not spare anyone involved in defrauding our parents.”

Governor Wike said that since assuming office, he had been releasing monthly overhead to all Ministries, which was suspended by the immediate administration in the state.

The Education Commissioner, Professor Kaniye Ebeku, noted that majority of the 534 public secondary school principals in the state were in attendance.

Meanwhile, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Dr Patricia Ogbonnaya and the Director of Secondary Education, Mrs Mae Solomon explained that they arrived at the levies following meetings held by the top civil servants, Nigerian Union of Teachers and All Nigeria Confederation of Principals of Secondary Schools (ANCOPSS) of the Ministry during the immediate past administration.

They said that no formal memorandum had been written to Governor Wike to seek his approval for the levies charged.

On his part, however, the President of ANCOPSS in Rivers State, Mr Austin Iroegbu commended Governor Wike for his investments in education. (Channels TV)


Source News Express

Posted 18/01/2017 02:40:32 AM


Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+



REVEALED: 3 natural ways to get stronger erections, last 25 minutes on bed, and increase manhood size without using drugs. Also, Natural Prostrate Enlargement Remedy.. Get In HERE...


You may also like...
Biafra youth leader arrested in Cameroon

FG plans commission to control arms and weapons...

Tax officials seal OAU over alleged N1.8bn default...

Dangote Sugar restructures, appoints new GMD

DPR places depots, filling stations under 24-hour surveillance...

How evil pastor lured 900 church members to...

Group donates computers to schools across the country...

Airtel commissions Model Express Showroom in Abuja

Why kidnappers are after me — Mikel Obi’s...

Civil servant remanded in prison custody over defamatory...

Rivers APC celebrates clean sweep of council polls...

Ebonyi disburses N1 billion to rice farmers


Latest News Nigerian detainees cry out from Osama prison •Send SOS to Buhari, Adeboye, TB Joshua, UN, others Defection: PDP gives Saraki, Dogara, Tambuwal, Kwankwaso, others two-week deadline We’ll unmask evildoers in Igboland in 2019 — Victor Umeh •Says Okorocha a political error US firms lament ‘pervasive corruption’ in Nigeria PDP moves to change name •Sets up committee 2 Ex-Reps, 2,000 followers defect to APC in Akwa Ibom Herdsmen killings: Miyetti Allah leaders have questions to answer — Gowon 2019 tears Kaduna APC apart •Hunkuyi, Sani, others plot el-Rufai’s fall PDP will win Adamawa in 2019, says Atiku Tension in Rivers over rumour of dead cows IMF warns world leaders, says tariffs will hurt global economy Mob lynches Muslim man transporting cows in India


Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (363,785 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (359,294 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (287,723 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (236,069 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (215,470 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (213,016 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (187,167 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (169,147 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (156,612 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (153,367 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (148,154 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (139,237 views)


Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (52) Business & Economy (3,364) Business Verdict (48) Columnists (890) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (516) Features (616) Global Business Monitor (286) International (2,159) Interview (158) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (127) News (37,352) Opinion (1,024) Pidgin (10) Politics (5,646) Religion (790) Sports (1,613) Stock Watch (33) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update


CBN banner

Firstmobile banner




Nigerian detainees send SOS from Osama prison


APO Group Partner




GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member



Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera