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Parents Protest Alleged Outrageous Levies At OLM, Demand HM’s Removal

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Bureau Chief, Benin – Concerned Parents of Our Lady of Mercy, (OLM) Nursery/Primary School, Benin, on Monday, protested what they described as “outrageous levies” allegedly imposed on them by the school management.

They also called for the removal of the Headmistress, Rev. Sister Helen Ilekhuojie for alleged highhandedness.

The protesters, who wore dresses with placards of various inscriptions like “Our Lady of Mercy, not a business empire, no PTA levy, Helen must go, Rev. Omede is presiding over a board that he is not in control of, the board must be dissolved and reconstituted”


Spokesperson for the aggrieved group and chairman, Parent Teacher Association, OLM, Mr. Adorolo Michael Osikhena who addressed newsmen in Benin City, said the inclusion of electricity bill, and the payment of the sum of N700 for the purchase of diesel to run the school is not the duty of the parents but that of the management of the school.

He said they have paid their children school fees and other sundry expenses but more worrisome was the inclusion of electricity bill, and the payment of the sum of N700 for the purchase of diesel to run the school.


“We are made to pay an outstanding fee that is not there, we pay for Home Economic practical, music practical, library and all these are not included. You know that taken money on false pretence is criminal.

“There have been a lot of criminal activities going on in that school. The management of the school is not concerned.

“Father Michael Oyanoafo, the chancellor of the school, did say even though the school was set up for the purpose of educating children, it is more or less a profit organization than any other thing and that is why I am saying that if it is buying and selling that is involved in that school and if you make profit and you do not share it with the parents and if you are at loss, you do not need to tell the parents to come and pay,” he said.

Adorolo also decried the high number of subjects being taught in the school compared to what obtains in other school administered by the same Catholic Church.

He added: “21 subjects for the children are too much. The maximum allowed by the Ministry of Education is nine for public schools while having sampled some private schools around, the highest we got was 15. OLM is a Catholic school, Sacred Heart is Catholic School, Brother Pius is a Catholic School, headed by the same Sisters of Sacred Heart but they are offering 15 subjects,” he said.

The PTA chairman added that for the school to maintain its pride of place among the schools owned by the missionary in the state, the church should dissolve its board and reconstitute another.


Another parent, Mr. Obose Nkem, said the fight started when Helen demanded outstanding fees from the parents which sparked off the protest.

According to him, “They said like my two kids, one in kg 2 and the other in kg 3. The one in kg 3, the outstanding is N850 while the one in kg 2, the outstanding is N250.

“We told them we cannot pay it because we do not know the reason for it. It will please you to know that on the said vacation day, they were refunding money to us? I owe outstanding and you want to refund N750 to me what for? I rejected the money”.

However, an attempt to get the views of the sister Ilekhuojie was unsuccessful as several calls made to her phone were unanswered.


Source: https://independent.ng/parents-protest-alleged-outrageous-levies-at-olm-demand-hms-removal/

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