Dr. Kayode Fayemi, the executive governor of Ekiti state has reportedly suspended the Principal of Methodist Girls’ High School, Ifaki, Ekiti state for being absent from duty when he visited the school.
Governor Fayemi ordered the reopening of schools in Ekiti from Monday, August 9 and embarked on an inspection tour of some of the reopened schools to have a firsthand feel of safety measures and health protocols.
The Assistant Director of Information in the Ekiti State Ministry of Education, Kunle Adeniyi, told the press afterwards that the school principal was handed the marching orders for not being present as the governor visited.
“Sequel to the reopening of the schools for SSS3 Students in the state, His Excellency, Dr. Kayode Fayemi made on-the-spot assessment to some public secondary schools across the state in compliance with COVID-19 protocols,” Adeniyi stated, adding that the Principals absence was an act of defiance and insubordination.
“Arising from this defiant behaviour, the Honorable Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology has directed that the principal should hand over the management of the school to the most senior vice principal in the school and proceed on suspension with immediate effect pending the conclusion of appropriate disciplinary action by the Teaching Service Commission.” He concluded.