Illegal fee: Edo demotes 4 principals

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Edo state government has demoted four principals to classroom teachers over their roles in the collection of fees not approved by the state government.

They were earlier suspended before finally being demoted to classroom teachers.

The four former principals were also asked to refund the difference of the money they collected from students under the strict supervision of Post Primary Education Board.

Report said the principals collected N11,000 and N20,000 for school uniforms as against N3,000 for Junior Secondary School and N4,000 for Senior Secondary School approved by the state government.

The affected teachers were Glory Omorodion of Oka Junior Secondary School, Mrs.Victoria Okuonghae of Niger College Junior School, Mrs. Cecilia Isibor of Idogbo Junior Secondary School and Mr. Bright Omorogie of Idogbo Senior Secondary School.

Chairman, Edo State Post Primary Education Board, Mr. Gabriel Oiboh, announced the demotion of the teachers, while giving report of the disciplinary committee set up to investigate them.

He stated that the teachers were found guilty of collecting illegal levies having admitted during questioning by the committee.

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