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Kwara Govt. Suspends School’s Head, as Teacher Defends Action against Students (+Videos)


Kwara Govt. Suspends School’s Head, as Teacher Defends Action against Students (+Videos)

As mixed reactions continue to trail the viral video emanated from Arabic and Islamic institute in Ganma, Ilorin, Misbahudeen Al-Islamiy where some of the students where aggressively beaten over what the school tagged as misconduct of the punished students, the government in the state has suspended the head of the institution.

Hon. Commissioner for Education and Human Capital Development, Hajia Sa’adatu Modibbo who led under government delegate to the school on Sunday made this known in a release issued on Sunday in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital.

Other government’s delegates who accompanied the Commissioner include; Special Assistant to the Governor on Religion (Islam) Alhaji Danmaigoro; Dr Saudat AbduBaqi of the University of Ilorin; Mallam Lawal Olohungbebe of Kwara State University; and Chief Press Secretary to the Governor Rafiu Ajakaye.

The team was joined by the Divisional Police Officer Ganmo SP Oko Nkama; and a representative of the NSCDC DSC Parati AbdulHameed.

The government’s team carefully listened to the authorities of the Arabic school, the father of the sole girl in the video, and four other students involved in the unsavoury development.

Regardless of the explanations of the authorities on the development, the self-confessed consent of the parents and regret of the affected students, the government seriously frowns at the harsh beating seen in the footage.

Consequently, the government has directed the setting up of an investigative committee, comprising Muslim scholars, leaders and government officials, to look into the issue while the head of the Arabic school, who admitted to directing the punishment, has been asked to step aside pending the conclusion of the investigation.

The government has also taken the affected students to a public hospital for proper medical examination and treatment. This is to ensure that none of them suffers any physical or psychological damage.

The government appeals for calm while the committee does it works and submits a report for further action.

The government commends the Ganmo Muslim community for the support given to the team.

Reacting to the development, an Islamic scholar in the school defended the action taken against the students stating that, they were notified by some of the parents of the students taken decisive actions against.

The scholar who spoke in Yoruba while addressing other students of the institution said:

“Some parents notified us that our students were sharing videos on social media where they were spotted partying in a club under the guise of celebrating birthday.

“A couple of them were seen with trophy bottle in the said video…” (abridged transcription of the video)

One of the students who did not disclose his name admitted to the allegation levelled against them and felt remorseful of his action.

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