Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi has suspended the Principal of Methodist Girls High School, Ifaki Ekiti, in Ido/Osi Local Government Area of Ekiti State, for not being available when he visited the school for inspection on Sunday.
Recall that the state government has permitted students of exit classes such as primary 6 and SSS3 students to resume with academic activities so they could get ready for their final tests or exams.
Governor Fayemi directed schools to re-open from Monday, August 9, to start monitoring the level of preparedness before the resumption of academic activities, however, the principal was absent during the governor’s visit.
The Assistant Director of Information in the Ekiti State Ministry of Education, Kunle Adeniyi said, “Dr Kayode Fayemi made an on-the-spot assessment to some public secondary schools across the state in compliance with COVID-19 protocols. Accompanying his Excellency on the visit were the Hon Commissioner for Education Science and Technology, Mr Foluso Daramola, the Chairman, Task Force on COVID-19, Professor Bolaji Aluko, and other top government functionaries.
“At Methodist Girls High School, Ifaki Ekiti, the principal was not available to receive the governor and his entourage and made the monitoring exercise impossible in the school in spite of the notice from the Ministry of Education Science and Technology.”
Fayemi regards the principal’s absenteeism as an act of insubordination. As a result, the Commissioner for Education Science and Technology ordered the principal to hand over the administration of the school to the deputy principal while on suspension. Disciplinary action will be taken by the Teaching Service Commission against the principal.