The Principal of the junior section of the Unity Secondary School, Malumfashi, Nuradeen Abubakar and the Head Teacher of Rimaye Model Primary School, Yakub Ibrahim, will have to start keeping up with class attendance again.

Reason is that Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State ordered their immediate demotion and redeployment to classroom teachers.

A statement by Governor Masari’s Senior Special Assistant (SSA)(Media), Abdul Labarun, in Katsina, on Wednesday, explained that the Governor’s directive followed his (Governor) disappointment with the condition of the schools which have just been recently renovated.

The statement read, “The Governor’s directives vis-a-vis the principals and the head teacher came as a result of his dissatisfaction with the condition he found the schools, suggestive of indifference by the management, when he visited on Sunday, 15th M 2017.

“The schools, which are undergoing unprecedented rehabilitation, have some of the renovated sections looking very dirty and unkempt due to neglect by both teachers and students.

“Indeed, a part of the wall surrounding the Malumfashi Unity Secondary school, which had only recently been re-erected has been forcibly broken down to create an illegal entrance.

“At the Rimaye Model Primary School, which has also just been comprehensively renovated, most of the doors and windows were found to be ajar, at the mercy of the elements and passing children.”

The statement further maintained that the Governor’s action was aimed at sending a warning to other principals and head teachers to sit up or face similar or worse punishment.