The Rivers State Commissioner for Education, Prof . Kaniye Ebeku , has warned that any principal caught collecting illegal levies for 2020 Basic Education Certificate Examination will be sanctioned.
Ebeku said this during a meeting with zonal directors , Rivers State representatives of the National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools and All Nigeria Confederation of Principals of Secondary Schools in Port Harcourt on Monday .
“ I am aware that some principals in the junior secondary schools have been charging various sums of money for BECE for reasons best known to them.
“ Please , use your platform and appeal to your members and colleagues. Please save your career, protect your office by not being moved by the temptation of doing what has been outlawed, ” he said .
Ebeku announced that the registration of candidates for the examination had been extended to Friday, August 28 , 2020 , explaining that the extension followed pleas by principals and administrators of both public and private schools to enable them conclude necessary processes of registration for their candidates
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