The Delta State government has suspended Mrs. Vero Igbigwe the headmistress of Okotie-Eboh Primary School 1, Sapele Local Government of the state, following the viral video where little Success Adegor was sent home over her parents’ failure to pay her examination levies.
She was suspended on Monday when the Commissioner for Education, Barr. Chiedu Ebie, visited the school.
The head teacher, according to the commissioner, could not explain the alleged illegal collection of examination levies from the school students.
A statement by the commissioner said that primary and secondary education in Delta remained free, insisting the head teacher had no right to impose any levy.
He said: “In my brief encounter with the Head Teacher this morning, there appeared to be numerous inconsistencies in her response on this issue as she was unable to categorically state who authorized her to impose the levies or fees which is in clear breach of the extant rules.
“Consequently I have directed the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) to suspend the Head Teacher pending the outcome of a formal enquiry into the issue of unauthorised levies/ and fees imposed by her in the School.”
He further said that a contract has been awarded for the renovation and upgrade of the infrastructural facilities of the school.