Bello Abubakar, executive chairman, Kwara State Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM) has directed principals, teachers and staff of the 10 schools which were recently shut in the state over the hijab controversy to report for duty on Friday(today).
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According to a statement issued by the TESCOM press secretary, Amogbonjaye Peter, the chairman explained that the teachers’ resumption became necessary, in order to prepare final year students for their external examinations.
“Mallam Bello said any staff that failed to report to their duty would face the full wrath of the law as the government will not condone any act of insubordination.
“Alhaji Abubakar also warned all stakeholders against taken law into their hands, stressing that peace meeting continues between the government and the stakeholders.
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“The Executive Chairman explained that the government regretted the inconveniences the shutdown might cause the students. saying that the action was taken in the interest of peace.
“He also appealed to parents and the members of the public to remain calm as the government is on top of the situation since its meeting with stakeholders is still ongoing,” the statement partly read.
The 10 schools were earlier shut after some Christian organisations which claim to own the schools refused to allow Muslim students wear hijab.