Sequel to the meetings with Local Government Chairmen, Heads of Government owned primary, Junior and Senior Secondary Schools and Proprietors of private schools in the State, His Excellency, the Governor of Rivers State Chief Barr. Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, CON, GSSRS, POS Africa, has directed as follows:
1.All Local Government Chairmen and their Agents are by this announcement warned to desist from imposing any other levy or charge apart from tenement rates on private schools. All Proprietors of Private schools are therefore directed to shun all Demand notices for payments other than Tenement Rates, and such payment must be paid into dedicated Bank Accounts.
2.The General public is hereby notified that all fees, levies or whatever payments in Government owned Primary, Junior and Senior Secondary Schools have been abolished. To this end, the general public is enjoined to report any Government School Heads or Teachers who make any demands for whatever payments from their pupils/students to the office of the Governor via the named dedicated phone lines
3.All cash payments have been abolished. Proprietors of private schools and the general public are enjoined to report any officer or agent of Local Government Council or any organ or agency of the State Government who demands for cash payment to the office of the Governor through the said dedicated phone lines.
The dedicated phone lines are:
1.0704-544-4471 – (Whatsapp enabled)
4.0705-269-8118- (Whatsapp enabled)
The Nigeria Police and the DSS have been notified to arrest and prosecute any agent or officer of Local Government Councils or the State Government caught in the act.
4. Meanwhile all proprietors of Private schools are to submit their applications for approval/re-certification to the Governor’s office at Room 312, Wing B, Point Block, Rivers State Secretariat Complex, Port Harcourt.
Such applications should be accompanied with your last Approval from the Ministry of Education and the Approved Building plan from Ministry of Urban Development.
Note that no fee is payable for this application. It is FREE of CHARGE
Dr. @Tammy W. Danagogo
Secretary to the State Government.