The Kano state commissioner for education, Umar Haruna, on Monday, suspended two secondary school principals for alleged absenteeism and negligence of duty.
The affected principals were those of French Bilingual College and Chinese Bilingual College, Kwankwaso, in the Madobi local government area of the state.
Similarly, the commissioner approved the posting of Umar Sabo as sit-in principal for French Bilingual College and Isyaku Abdullahi as sit-in principal for Chinese Bilingual College, Kwankwaso.
In a statement on Monday, the spokesperson of the ministry, Balarabe Kiru, said the suspended principals were not at their duty posts when a team of officials visited to monitor the commencement of the academic activities for the first term school session.
The team, led by the permanent secretary of the ministry, Kubra Imam, discovered that students of the two colleges were not served food on Sunday night, and their breakfast for Monday was not ready at the time of the visit.
Ms Kiru reported that the “commissioner expressed dismay over unconcerned attitudes shown by the two principals and directed them to hand over the school affairs to the new sit-in principals and report to the ministry pending an investigation.”
Meanwhile, the commissioner was reported to have commended the principal of Government Girls’ College, Kano Famfo, and her counterpart of the Government Girls’ Secondary School, Kwankwaso, for their dedication and compliance to make all the needed arrangements for the commencement of the 2023/2024 academic session.