Nasarawa to sanction school principals for excessive charges.
The Nasarawa State Government has threatened to sanction any school principal caught collecting more than the approved fees for the National Examination Council and the West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination.
The Nasarawa State Commissioner for Education, Mr. Tijani Ahmed, handed down the warning during a meeting with principals of public schools on Thursday in Lafia, the state capital.
He noted that the approved registration fee for WASSCE is N16,700 while NECO is N14,100.
Ahmed said, “We will not allow anybody to truncate our efforts towards repositioning the education sector for better service delivery, hence the need for this measure.
“We are receiving a lot of complaints from parents and members of the public concerning the activities of some principals.”
Ahmed admonished all the students and members of the public to report excessive charges by any school principal to the education ministry for investigation and action.
He also threatened to sanction any teacher who refused to report at his or her new school following the recent redeployment of teachers across the state.
The commissioner advised school principals to report any teacher that failed to resume at their duty post for punishment, noting that the ministry would step up supervision of schools in order to curtail the excesses of some teachers.
“In the appointment letters of all teachers, it was stated that they can work in any secondary school in the state; so, the transfer was in line with the rules governing the civil service,” the commissioner said.