27th November, 2021
By Akeem Abas/Ibadan
The Oyo State Government has suspended three teachers of the Oyo State Basic School, Ogbomoso, over alleged sexual harassment.
Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Rahman Abdu-Raheem revealed this Friday in Ibadan in a statement.
He did not identify the teachers.
Mrs Adebiyi Racheal, the Headteacher, Oyo State Basic School, Ogbomoso, and Mrs. Akanbi Oluwaseun, the Principal, Oyo State Training School for the Blind, have also been transferred.
Abdu-Raheem revealed that the suspension and transfer were Oyo State Government’s response to a recent viral video of unrest in the school.
He said that the immediate action would enhance free and unbiased investigations by a four-man probe committee put in place.
The commissioner emphasized that the various letters issued to the suspended staff took immediate effect, so as to restore peace in the school.
The commissioner, his counterpart at the Women Affairs, the Executive Adviser on Disability, Permanent Secretaries, Directors and Representatives of Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board visited the school.
The visit was to ascertain the causes of the agitation and the needs of the special students.
Abdu-Raheem warned school principals, head teachers and other staff members to desist from all compromising acts that could jeopardize the efforts of the Gov. Seyi Makinde-led administration.
He assured parents and other stakeholders of constant unannounced monitoring of all schools in the State, urging parents, students and other relevant stakeholders to support and partner with the government, assuring them of government’s continuous transformation of the state education sector.