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Cross River dismisses 12 school principals over ‘collection of illegal levies’

The Cross River government has disengaged 12 principals of secondary school over alleged collection of illegal levies from students in the state.

The development was confirmed by the state commissioner for quality education,
Godwin Amanke.

The state commissioner revealed that 6 others were placed on suspension over related offences.

Amanke said 16 others have been transferred to different areas.

“We have given a lot of queries. Twelve principals were removed, six suspended and 16 were transferred,” he said.

He said the state government has mobilised officials to secondary schools across the state to address issue of cultism.

He further revealed that the state government was making efforts to engage 1,000 teachers across government schools in the state.

The executive chairman of the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) said the state government was making plans to train 12,000 primary school teachers.

“The training will be decentralised to enhance participation of teachers in all nooks and crannies of the state,” he said.

“The training will be conducted by high-level facilitators and members of the academia.”

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