Two principals have been placed on administrative leave by the Kano State government for neglect of duty.
They include principals of the French Bilingual College and Chinese Bilingual College in Kwankwaso, Madobi Local Government Area of the State.
In a statement by the Ministry's Director of Public Enlightenment, Balarabe Kiru, Umar Haruna, the State Commissioner for Education, explained that the suspended principals were not at their respective schools when the team of take-up inspection paid a visit to monitor the commencement of the 2023–2024 first term school session.
According to the statement, the Commissioner approved the posting of Umar Sabo to sit-in as Principal in French Bilingual Collage and Isyaku Umar Abdullahi as sit-in principal in Chinese Bilingual Collage Kwankwaso.
According to the statement, the inspection team led by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Hajiya Kubra Imam, discovered that students of the two Colleges were not served food on Sunday night, and their breakfast for Monday was not ready until the time of the visit.
The Commissioner expressed dismay over what he called the unconcerned attitudes shown by the two Principals and directed them to hand over the Schools’ affairs to the new sit-in Principals and report to the ministry pending an investigation.
The statement warned all school authorities to shun any act that would undermine the present administration’s efforts to revive the education sector.
According to the statement, the Commissioner commended the Principal of Government Girls College (WTC), Kano Kofar Famfo, and her counterpart at Government Girls Secondary School, Kwankwaso, for their dedication and compliance in making all the needed arrangements for the commencement of the 2023–2024 academic session.
The statement explained, “Students are so impressed with the way they were served food.
“Their turnout is very commendable, and the principals of the two Schools made good efforts to make their school environment conducive.”