Five teachers of the Polytechnic Academic Staff Secondary School, Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi State have been sacked for having sexual relationship with an SS3 student of the school which led to her getting pregnant.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports on Wednesday that the girl was also expelled from the school.
Sources confirmed that 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 report on Monday and recommended that all the five teachers should be dismissed from service immediately.
“The management have dismissed the teachers and the victim was also expelled from the school.
“When the committee interrogated each of the teachers, they confessed that they had been having sexual relationship with the victim separately. So, they were sacked immediately, based on the committee’s recommendations,” the source added.
NAN gathered that the affected teachers had forwarded an appeal of their dismissal to the school’s management board.
The principal of the school, Malam Muhammed Mahuta, was said to be in hospital for weeks before the incident; but his deputy, Malam Oumar Woulandakoye, confirmed the development, adding that the affected teachers had filed an appeal against their dismissal.
“I advise you to wait till the final report of the School Board, because I have just received their memo stating that they were going to sit on the matter tomorrow (Thursday),” he told NAN.