Katsina State Governor, Aminu Bello Masari has authorized the demotion of Malam Nuradeen Abubakar, the Principal of Unity Junior Secondary School, Malumfashi and Malam Yakub Ibrahim, Head Teacher of Rimaye Model Primary School, Kankia.
Senior Special Assistant on Media to the governor, Alhaji Abdu Labaran said this in a statement released on Wednesday in Katsina that the governor directed the duo to be redeployed as classroom teachers following the poor condition of the school the governor met when he visited the school unannounced.
According to the statement,“The schools which are undergoing rehabilitation had some of the renovated sections looking very dirty and unkempt due to neglect by both teachers and students.
“Indeed, a part of the wall surrounding the Malumfashi Unity Secondary School, which was recently rebuild was broken down to create an illegal entrance.
“At Rimaye Model Primary School in Kankia Local Government, the recently renovated doors and windows of the school were found to be ajar, at the mercy of the elements and passing children.”
Masari said this actwas to send a warning signal to others, for them to sit-up or face similar or punishment.
The governor also directed that all retired secondary school teachers still living in the schools’ staff quarters to leave the premises with immediately as the government does not owe the gratuity of any retired teacher in the state, stating that anyone who declined to vacate the official residence would be ejected unceremoniously.
“Katsina State Government is not indebted to any retired teacher as everyone has been paid his/her gratuity’’ read the statement.