The African Action Congress, AAC, has threatened to sue the Delta State Government over the suspension of Mrs Veronica Igbigwe, the school head of Okotie Eboh Primary School 1, in Sapele, Delta State, who was suspended on Monday when the Commissioner for Basic Education, Barr. Chiedu Ebie, visited the school.
The head teacher, who could not explain the alleged illegal collection of examination levies from the school pupils to the Commissioner, after the viral video where a little Success Adegor was sent home over her parents’ failure to pay her examination levies was placed under suspension pending investigations.
The party is demanding that Mrs Veronica Igbigwe suspension be lifted with immediate effect, insisting that the state commissioner of education does not have the powers to suspend the head mistress whose position is to implement what was approved by the Chief Inspector Education, C.I.E, of Sapele LGA.
“Almost all schools are involved in this illegal collection of fee. The party position is that you can’t just pick the HeadMistress alone. The local government educational chairman and Secretary are all aware of this collection” the AAC candidate for Okpe, Uvwie and Sapele, House of Representative candidate in last month election, Hon Prince Igho said.
Igho who spoke to Vanguard today said Okotie Eboh Primary School and others in Sapele and environs are in dilapidated form and need urgent renovations.
” The state government should as a matter of urgent public importance declare state of emergency on both primary and secondary schools in the state to address the poor academy standard and dilapidated state of our schools”
He further called on the state government to urgently reinstate Mrs Vero Igbigwe and suspend the commissioner for basic education, C.I E Sapele LGA, and the permanent secretary in the education ministry since the entire education sector in Delta state is in comatose or meet us in court.