Kware LEA suspends headmaster, 20 teachers for absenteeism

Also suspended was the Area Education Officer (AEO), for gross negligence of duty.

Kware LEA suspends headmaster, 20 teachers for absenteeism

The Kware Local Education Authority in Sokoto State has suspended the headmaster and all 20 teachers of Rugar-Liman Primary School in the area for absenteeism.

Alhaji Sada Haidara, the Education Secretary for the area, told the News Agency of Nigeria ( NAN) on Wednesday in Sokoto that the affected officers were suspended for one month and would forfeit their salaries for the period.

"I took the action on July 14 sequel to repeated unscheduled inspection visits to the school. In all the visits, I did not meet the headmaster, teachers or any pupil.

"There was nobody in the school, it was a security guard of a neigbhouring state government water project who informed me that lessons had not been going on in the school.

"The head master is always putting his telephone off, while the AEO was also suspended as he had failed in his duty to monitor the school,'' Haidara said.

The education secretary said the local area supervisor and some teachers have been drafted to run the school on temporary basis.

He warned that the LEA would take similar action against any staff found wanting.

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