By; ONYEKACHUKWU MELUWA, Warri
The Warri South Local Government Chapter of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) on Tuesday urged the Delta State Government not to deal in “isolation” with, Mrs. Vero Igbigwe, Headteacher of Okotie-Eboh Primary School II, Sapele, Sapele Local Government Area.
The NUT who described the State Government’s action so far as not being up to one (1%) per cent insisted that all parties involved in the illegal collection of levies and fees in the public school should be brought to justice.
The Chairman of the Warri South Chapter of NUT, Comrade Confidence Ikuejawa made the assertion in a chat with newsmen on Tuesday.
Comrade Ikuejawa explained that the illegal collection of fees was done in collaboration by the Headteacher with persons from different quarters.
According to Ikuejawa,”The Ministry of Education is involved, the Management of the school authority is involved, the Local Education Authority,LEA is involved.
“When you see the way they design the money , everybody has his own part.
“So, if they want to bring that woman to book, all parties involved should be brought to book. The woman should not be dealt with in isolation because she didn’t act on her own.
“The woman did not even have the right or power to collect money without taking directive from quarters.”
It would be recalled that the Delta State Government quickly suspended the Headteacher, Mrs. Vero Igbigwe pending the outcome of a formal enquiry to issues of unauthorised levies and fees she (Headteacher) allegedly imposed in the school.
However, the suspension came from the Delta State Government after contradicting itself on several occasions, AUTHENTIC News Daily reports.