The Principal of Government Science Secondary School, Nasarawa-Eggon and three other officials have been suspended after a video of a teacher whipping students emerged.
Tijani Ahmed, the Commissioner of Education in the state, said this in Lafia, the state capital, on Thursday. He also said the state had banned corporal punishments in the 13 local government areas and 18 development areas of the state. He said committee had been constituted to investigate the video which had gone viral on social media.
“We have constituted a committee to investigate the matter and report to the ministry in the next one week to enable the ministry to take appropriate action.
“Already, three staff members of the school including the Principal have been given a one-month suspension over their involvement in the corporal punishment pending the report of the committee set up by the ministry,” he said.
Ahmed warned other teachers across the state to desist from meting out such inhumane punishments, saying if a teacher thought punishment was necessary, it should be light.