Kwara State Government has suspended the principal of Musbaudeen Islamiya Arabic school in Ganmo, Ifelodun local government area, kwara state over the brutal manner some students were punished in the school.
A viral video showed five students including a female being mercilessly flogged with long cane by five clerics for alleged conducts conceived to be contrary to the rules of the school
The students were said to be punished for allegedly celebrating a birthday party in a club house and taking alcohol.
The Commissioner for Education and Human Capital Development, Hajia Sa’adatu Modibbo Kawu, said a government delegation has visited the Arabic school also took the affected students to a public hospital for proper medical examination and treatment.
The team was joined by the Divisional Police Officer Ganmo SP Oko Nkama; and a representative of the NSCDC DSC Parati AbdulHameed.
The government’s team carefully listened to the authorities of the Arabic school, the father of the sole girl in the video, and four other students involved in the unsavoury development,”
“Regardless of the explanations of the authorities on the development, the self-confessed consent of the parents and regret of the affected students, the government seriously frowns at the harsh beating seen in the footage
“Consequently, the government has directed the setting up of an investigative committee, comprising Muslim scholars, leaders and government officials, to look into the issue while the head of the Arabic school, who admitted to directing the punishment, has been asked to step aside pending the conclusion of the investigation
“The government has also taken the affected students to a public hospital for proper medical examination and treatment. This is to ensure that none of them suffers any physical or psychological
“The government appeals for calm while the committee does it works and submits a report for further action. The government commends the Ganmo Muslim community for the support given to the team.”
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