Five teachers, all from the Polytechnic Academic Staff Secondary School Birnin Kebbi, who allegedly impregnated one of their students have been sacked. The five were fired after they have been found guilty of impregnating an SS3 student of the school.
The female student, whose name and age were not disclosed, was also expelled from the school.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the decision to dismiss the five teachers followed the recommendation of a committee set up by the school to investigate the matter.
“The committee submitted the report on Monday and recommended that all the five teachers should be dismissed from service immediately.”
The management has dismissed the teachers and the victim was also expelled from the school.
“When the committee interrogated each of the teachers, they confessed that they have been having a sexual relationship with the victim separately, so, they were sacked immediately based on the committee’s recommendations”, the report stated.
NAN also reported that the affected teachers made an appeal against their dismissal to the school’s management board.
The Principal of the school, Muhammed Mahuta was said to be in the hospital for weeks before the incident, but his Vice, Oumar Woulandakoye, confirmed the development, adding that the affected teachers had filed an appeal against their dismissal.
“I will advise that you should wait till the final report of the School Board because I just received their memo now that they are going to sit on the matter tomorrow,” he said.