Taraba Govt Suspends 7 Principals For Sabotaging Free Education 

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From Our Correspondent 

Taraba State Ministry of Education has suspended seven secondary school principals for allegedly sabotaging the free education policy recently declared by Governor Agbu Kefas.

Governor Kefas had shortly after assumption of office declared free and compulsory education for primary and secondary school students in the state and also slashed school fees by 50 percent in state-owned higher institutions.

Announcing the suspension of the principals, Commissioner for Education, Mrs Augustina Yahaya said all the affected officials committed different offenses meant to sabotage the success of the free education policy of the governor.

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

“The principal of GDSS Kakulu in Zing is also suspended for negligence, for not monitoring, while denying 105 final year students from registering their examinations.”

Other school principals suspended by the state government include those of 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, Wukari.

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