19 December 2012

Nigeria: Cross River to Sack 114 Principals, Others

Calabar — Addressing journalists shortly after the commissioner for education in the state, Professor Offiong E. Offiong, spoke on the achievements of the ministry this year, Dr Atsu said her board has since compiled the list of affected principals, teachers and other staff, and has submitted same to the commissioner for endorsement.

"The list of the affected principals and teachers are on the commissioner of education's table for consideration. We cannot effect disciplinary measures against the teachers until the commissioner gives his consent", she said.

She said most of the teachers were found to be truant, drawing salaries from more than one organization, condoning examination mal-practises, among others.

"This year alone, we demoted two secondary school principals in the state, while some vice principals were instantly removed. We also sanctioned 37 teachers by way of demotion, suspension and deduction of salary", she said.

The commissioner commended the board for ensuring that erring staff are sanctioned appropriately.

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