Oyo State Government, ordered the immediate suspension of 13 primary school headteachers, two assistant headteachers and a classroom teacher for extortion and various misconduct on Monday.
The government took the directive through the Executive Chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board, Dr Nureni Adeniran, through an inspection tour of some schools in Ibadan.
Dr Adeniran said “Apart from illegal collection of fees from pupils, the suspended teachers were also found culpable of insubordination and refusal to comply with posting instructions. The suspended teachers will face a disciplinary panel.
“It was during our tour of schools that we discovered failure of some teachers to comply with posting instructions. Some of them were collecting illegal money from the pupils, despite the provision of the free education policy of this administration.
“This will serve as a lesson among indiscipline headteachers in the state. They should know henceforth know that the government will not tolerate indiscipline.”