The Kano State Government has ordered the immediate suspension of three secondary school principals for dereliction of duty.
The State Director, Public Enlightenment, Ministry of Education, Ameen Yassar, in a statement on Friday disclosed that the affected schools are Government Girls Secondary School Dawanau; Government Girls Secondary School, Kwa, and Government Arabic Secondary School, Dawanau, all in the Dawakin Tofa Local Government Area of the State.
Yassar said the state Commissioner for Education, Umar Doguwa announced the suspension shortly after visiting the schools between 9am and 10am on Friday and discovered that the affected principals had yet to report to their duty posts.
“From the checks he conducted, all of the three officers have routinely absconded from work on Fridays for quite some time.
“This administration will not condone truancy, lateness or any form of official misconduct, therefore, these principals are suspended forthwith”, he announced.
Yassar also said the commissioner further directed that new and competent principals be posted to the three schools immediately to ensure that academic activities were not disrupted.
He added that Doguwa also directed that four teachers at the Government Girls Secondary School, Kwa and two at the Government Girls Secondary School, Dawanau be queried for truancy.
“The action of these principals and teachers depicts unseriousness. We are a serious Government and we will not allow uncommitted people to ruin our education plans,” he warned.
Meanwhile, the commissioner had directed that the Principal of the Government Girls Secondary School, Harbau, in the Tsanyawa Local Government Area, be rewarded for her diligence.