Many of the students were seen walking about the streets of the Osogbo, Osun state capital on Monday morning.
Sources also revealed that the order to prevent the affected students from taking part in academic activities started since the 8th of January, 2018.
Some of the schools whose students were sent home include: Osogbo Government High School, Baptist High School, Ataoja Government High School, and Salvation Army Middle School, Osogbo, among others.
The students sent home spoke with Channels Television, they appealed to the state government to be considerate and give their parents more time to pay their fees.
A student, Segun Adegoke explained that he owed N7, 710 for the second term which excluded lesson fee of N1, 000 per term and also an evidence of his parent’s tax payment.
Mr Kola Young, Osun State Commissioner for Education, denied that the students were sent home over unpaid school fees. He explained that the students were only directed to show evidence of payment by their parents or guardians of taxes and education trust levies.
In a chat with Channels, he said: “School fees are not paid in any Osun public, elementary, middle or high school; so, no student in Osun schools can or should be sent home for any school fees.
“Students, however, have been directed to show evidence of payment by their parents of taxes and education trust levies. We all know that everywhere in the world, successful economies depend on the payment of taxes by their productive citizens”.