Two School Principals in Kano State Suspended for Negligence of Duty
In a decisive move aimed at upholding educational standards in Kano State, the government has taken action by suspending two school principals. The individuals in question hail from the French Bilingual College and Chinese Bilingual College, both situated in Kwankwaso, within the Madobi Local Government Area of the state.
Umar Haruna, the State Commissioner for Education, made this announcement regarding the disciplinary measures through a statement released by Balarabe Kiru, the Ministry’s Director of Public Enlightenment. Commissioner Haruna clarified that these principals faced suspension due to their absence during a routine inspection visit conducted by education authorities to oversee the commencement of the 2023/2024 first term school session.
In response to this situation, Commissioner Haruna approved the appointment of Umar Sabo as the acting Principal of the French Bilingual College and Isyaku Umar Abdullahi as the acting Principal of the Chinese Bilingual College in Kwankwaso.
During their visit, the inspection team, led by Hajiya Kubra Imam, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, made alarming observations. They noted that students at both colleges had not been provided with food for Sunday night, and breakfast for Monday was also not prepared at the time of inspection.
Expressing his disappointment, Commissioner Haruna criticized what he described as the “unconcerned attitudes” displayed by the two suspended principals. He directed them to hand over the management of their respective schools to the newly appointed acting principals and report to the Ministry, where an investigation into the matter will be carried out.
The statement released by the Ministry also included a warning to all school authorities, underscoring the importance of avoiding actions that could undermine the government’s ongoing efforts to rejuvenate the education sector in the state.
However, Commissioner Haruna took a moment to commend the Principal of Government Girls College (WTC) Kano Kofar Famfo and her counterpart at Government Girls Secondary School Kwankwaso for their dedication and compliance in ensuring that all necessary arrangements were in place for the start of the 2023/2024 academic session.
The statement concluded by highlighting the students’ satisfaction with the services provided and the remarkable turnout at these well-prepared schools, further underscoring the importance of fostering a conducive learning environment.