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Taraba state government suspends seven school principals

The Taraba State Government has suspended seven public secondary school principals for allegedly undermining the free education policy of the government, while the affected schools include Government Day Secondary School, Jauro Yino, GDSS Kakulu in Zing, Government Day Secondary Schools Kofai and Salihu Dogo in Jalingo; GDSS Kununi in Lau, GDSS Jouro Yinu in Ardo-Kola, GDSS Kakulu in Zing, GSS Takum, and GDSS Yakassai in Wukari.

Penpushing reports that the suspension of the principals was announced in a statement by the Commissioner for Education in the state, Augustina Yahaya emphasizing that the seven principals acted with the aim to sabotage the free education policy of the governor.

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“The principal of Government Day Secondary School, Jauro Yino is suspended for collecting money from students for NECO; the principal of Yakasali in Wukari is suspended for collecting money and selling slots of WAEC to external students’, the statement reads.

“The principal of GDSS Kakulu in Zing is also suspended for negligence, for not monitoring properly while denying 105 final year students from registering their exams. We are a serious government and we will not allow uncommitted people to ruin our plans for education’, the commissioner wrote

Penpushing further reports that Governor Agbu Kefas, on assumption in office in May 2023, declared free education in public schools in the state, and equally took the responsibility of paying the West African Examination Council (WAEC) and National Examination Council(NECO) fees of students.

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