Stakeholders in the Ogun State public secondary schools have backed the #3,700 levy approved by the Ogun State Government payable by new students in the public secondary schools in the state.
The stakeholders including the Academic Staff Union of Secondary Schools (ASUSS) and the Parents Teachers Association (PTA), call for a stoppage of criticism of Abiodun administration for introducing the levy.
Leaders of the two bodies in separate interviews with Rockcity FM, says the #3,700 was approved by parents and guardians for students for the 2018/2019 academic session.
ASUSS’s state Chairman, Akeem Lasisi, advocates that parents must be given clearly-spelt out financial roles they should play in educating their children.
The past administration, according to Lasisi, also approved the same financial support but made it optional.
Lasisi canvasses for the review of the state government’s free education policy to accommodate other stakeholders such as philanthropists, old student associations, corporate organisations, and community leaders in the funding of the sector.
On his part, the PTA state Chairman, Reverend Olusegun Folorunso, accuses those criticizing the levy of lacking the understanding of the association’s contributions to the education sector.
The PTA chairman adds that the parents have been paying such fees even during the administration of past governments in the state, saying the new donation is not arbitrary or strange.
READ ALSO: ASUU Accuses FG Of Anti-Public Varsities