Ekiti State Governor , Dr Kayode Fayemi , has said parents of pupils found hawking during school hours in the state will be arrested .
Fayemi , who noted that the arrest was part of measures to check declining enrolment, said , “The current school enrolment rate of 55 per cent as against 96 per cent recorded in 2014 is unacceptable to this government . Something must be done urgently to reverse the ugly trend . ”
The governor , who spoke in Ado Ekiti during an education stakeholders’ meeting , lamented that many parents had yet to take full advantage of the free and qualitative education policy of his administration .
Fayemi had shortly after his inauguration in October last year declared free education from primary school to senior secondary school and abolished all education levies and the education tax introduced by the immediate past administration in the state .
Parent- Teacher- Association, Ekiti State Chairman , Chief Adeola Osadare , lauded Fayemi for paying the 2019 WAEC fees for about 14 , 000 students in public schools across the state .