Nasarawa State suspends Teachers & Principal for Flogging Students, bans Corporal Punishment

The Nasarawa State Government has suspended the Principal of Government Science Secondary School, Nasarawa-Eggon, along with 3 other teachers, for flogging students, Punch reports.

The officials of the school have reportedly been suspended for one month for the beating of the students as seen in a video that trended on social media.

The update was reportedly confirmed to Northern City News by the state’s Commissioner for Education Tijjani Ahmed.

The matter is being investigated, he added, to enable the ministry take appropriate action. He said:

We have constituted a committee to investigate the matter and report to the ministry in the next one week to enable the ministry to take appropriate action.

Already, three staff members of the school including the Principal have been given a one-month suspension over their involvement in the corporal punishment pending the report of the committee set up by the ministry.

The state has also reportedly banned corporal punishment in all the public schools.

The ban has been communicated to all the public schools across the 13 local governments and 18 development areas that make up the state, he said.

He added that if teachers wish to punish students, they should seek out other forms of punishment, or they would “face disciplinary action.”

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