Oyo suspends school heads over extortion

Seyi Makinde, Oyo state governor.
Seyi Makinde, Oyo state governor.

The Oyo State Government, on Monday, ordered the immediate suspension of 13 primary school head teachers, two assistants and a classroom teacher over extortion and other misconducts.

Executive Chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board, Dr. Nureni Adenira gave the directive after school inspection in Ibadan metropolis.

Adeniran maintained that the government would not tolerate indiscipline among teachers, noting that the board suspended the erring teachers due to established facts met on ground at the various schools they supervised.

He added that apart from illegal collection of fees from pupils, the suspended teachers were also found culpable of insubordination and refusal to comply with posting instructions.

The SUBEB chairman, who stated that the suspended teachers would face a disciplinary committee, said the committee had been mandated to ensure a thorough probe of the allegations and give all concerned fair hearing.

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