3 Oyo teachers have been suspended for sexual harassment

Three teachers of the Oyo State Basic School, Ogbomoso, have been suspended by the Oyo State Government for suspected sexual harassment.

Rahman Abdu-Raheem, the Commissioner for Education, Science, and Technology, made the announcement in Ibadan on Friday.

He didn’t say who the teachers were.

Mrs. Adebiyi Racheal, the Principal of Oyo State Training School for the Blind, and Mrs. Akanbi Oluwaseun, the Headteacher of Oyo State Basic School, Ogbomoso, have both been transferred.

The suspension and transfer, according to Abdu-Raheem, were the Oyo State Government’s response to a recent viral video of unrest at the school.

He claimed that taking early action will let a four-man investigating committee conduct free and impartial inquiries.

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The commissioner stressed that the different letters sent to the suspended personnel went into action right away, in order to restore calm to the school.

The school was visited by the commissioner, his equivalent at the Ministry of Women Affairs, the Executive Adviser on Disability, Permanent Secretaries, Directors, and Representatives of the Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board.

The purpose of the visit was to determine the source of the agitation as well as the unique needs of the students.

Abdu-Raheem cautioned school principals, head teachers, and other staff members to avoid any compromises that could damage the governor’s administration’s efforts.

He promised parents and other stakeholders of constant unannounced monitoring of all schools in the state, urged parents, students, and other key stakeholders to support and cooperate with the government, and assuring them of the state’s ongoing transformation of the education system.

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