The Oyo State Government has suspended three Oyo State Basic School, Ogbomoso, staff members for suspected sexual harassment.
This is stated in a statement signed by the State Commissioner for Education, Science, and Technology, Rahman Abdu-Raheem, and made accessible to journalists in Ibadan on Friday.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the Headteacher of the Oyo State Basic School in Ogbomoso and the Principal of the Oyo State Training School for the Blind have also been relocated.
The commissioner was accompanied by his counterpart in Women Affairs, the Executive Adviser on Disability, and Permanent Secretaries, Directors, and Representatives of the Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board.
According to NAN, the purpose of the visit was to determine the causes of the unrest as well as the requirements of the special pupils.
According to Abdu-Raheem, the suspension and transfer were the Oyo State Government’s response to a recent viral video of disturbance at the school.
He said that the immediate action would enhance free and unbiased investigations by a four-man probe committee put in place.
The commissioner emphasized that the various letters issued to the suspended staff took immediate effect, so as to restore peace in the school.
Abdu-Raheem warned school principals, head teachers and other staff members to desist from all compromising acts that could jeopardize the efforts of the Gov. Seyi Makinde-led administration.
He assured parents and other stakeholders of constant unannounced monitoring of all schools in the State, urging parents, students and other relevant stakeholders to support and partner with the government, assuring them of government’s continuous transformation of the state education sector.
Abdu-Raheem listed the affected Headteacher as Mrs Adebiyi Racheal, while the Principal is Mrs. Akanbi Oluwaseun.