The Oyo State Government has suspended 13 primary school Head teachers, two Assistant Head Teachers and a classroom teacher in the state’s public schools.
While carrying the governor’s directive on Tuesday 11th February, 2020, the Executive Chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board, Dr. Nureni Adeniran, noted that the suspended heads and the teacher were involved in extortion and various misconducts.
Adeniran stated that the state governor would not tolerate gross 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 also disclosed that the suspended teacher would face a disciplinary committee set up by the board.
“It was during our tour of schools that we discovered failure of some teachers to comply with posting instructions, while some of them were collecting illegal money from the pupils, despite reiteration of the free education policy of this administration,” the SUBEB chairman said.
“So far, we have discovered that some saboteurs are among the teachers, who are flouting the State Government’s directives and pulling down our efforts to sanitise the teaching system in the State,” he noted.
“The committee has been mandated to ensure a thorough probe of the allegations and give all concerned fair hearing,” he added.
Adeniran gave the names of the suspended head teachers as Mrs. Agnes Amodu of IMG Primary School, Olubadan and Mrs. Janet Ayoade, who is the head teacher of St. John’s Catholic Primary School 1, Eleta, who refused to comply with posting instructions.
Similarly, Mrs. Risikat Motunrayo Ogundele, the Head Teacher, Atolu Model Primary School 4, Oremeji was suspended for detaining a Primary 3 pupil at a police station.
Others suspended by the SUBEB for illegal collection of fees were: Mrs. Kehinde Oyediran and Mrs. Monsurat Olaniyan, Head-Teachers at Community Primary School 1 and 2, Idi-Obi, Airport, Ibadan; Mr. Omotosho Michael, Mrs. Bilikisu Romoke and Mrs. Oyenike Damilola Adisa, Head Teachers at Community Primary School 1, 2, and 3, Sasa, Ibadan.
Likewise, Head Teachers of St. Paul’s Primary School 1,2,3 and 4, Yemetu, Mrs. Olukoga; Mrs. C.G. Lawal; Mrs. Simbiat Adewale and Mrs. O. F. Ogunbiyi were suspended for illegal collection of fees.
The Head Teacher, IMG, School 1, Oje-Igosun, Mrs. Esther Oluranti Adeoye, was also suspended for illegal collection of fees.
Her accomplice, an Assistant Head Teacher, Mrs. Romoke Ahmadu-Bello and a Primary 6 teacher, Mrs. Omolola Abobade were also suspended.
An assistant head teacher, IMG School 2, Oje-Igosun, Mufudat Abioye, was also suspended for illegal collection of fees.