Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi has assented to an executive order on free and compulsory education in public primary and secondary schools in Ekiti state.
The order also contained the immediate revocation of all levies payable in schools across the state.
At the ceremony in Ado Ekiti, the Governor maintained that such action was to demonstrate to free, compulsory and uninterrupted access to formal primary and secondary school education throughout the state.
The Governor said the executive order would prevent any of such illegality in schools, eliminate school drop out and as well encourage child enrollment.
He urged parents to report any head of schools who asked their children for any fee in schools to the ministry of education for necessary action…
Governor Fayemi also approved with immediate effect two hundred million naira as cars and housing loan for teachers in Ekiti state which would be disbursed on the 15th of next month..
He noted that the government’s gesture was to show love to teachers who are critical stakeholders in the development of the state.
Earlier the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Education, Adekunbi Obaisi noted that the Executive Order would go a long way at strengthening the education system in the state.
Also the State Chairman of Nigeria Union of Teachers, Mr Samuel Olugbesan and student representative, miss Kemi Afolabi stated that the initiative marked the beginning of a new dawn in the education sector.