Ekiti Govt suspends principal who failed to receive Fayemi during visit

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The governor of Ekiti State has suspended Principal of a secondary school who failed to receive the Governor of the State, Governor Kayode Fayemi on a tour to access level of compliance to COVID-19 safety guidelines by schools in the State.

In a letter signed by the Assistant Director (Information), Kunle Adeniyi, the letter directs the Principal to hand over the management of the school to the most senior vice-principal in the school pending the conclusion of appropriate disciplinary action by the Teaching Service Commission.”

A public service announcement signed by the Assistant Director (Information), Kunle Adeniyi, on behalf of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, stated, “At Methodist Girls High School, Ifaki Ekiti, the principal was not available to receive the governor and his entourage and making the monitoring exercise impossible in the school despite the notice from the Ministry of Education.”

The statement quoted Fayemi as saying that schools must ensure that the sitting arrangement of students was made to conform with COVID-19 protocol for physical distancing and to allow teachers’ unhindered movement around the classrooms.

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