Students suspended from school for ‘cooking in the hostel’

School girls in hijab [Picture used for illustrative purpose]

Three students at the Government Girls Arabic Secondary School (GGASS), Gusau, have been suspended for cooking in the school hostel.

These are female students sitting for exams in the ongoing 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

The suspension of the three students of the Zamfara State-owned boarding school, according to the state Ministry of Education, was taken to serve as a deterrent to other students, and also safeguard the dignity of the school principal.

The state commissioner of Education, Dr Ibrahim Abdullahi, said he approved that the three undisciplined students be suspended.

He reiterated that all forms of unruly attitude of students would be met with stiffer measures, as he will not allow acts of indiscipline in the schools under his watch.

“Those students violated the rules of not cooking in the hostels. Cooking is totally prohibited in our schools. The SBMC recommended three weeks which was later reduced to two weeks and the ministry has sanctioned the suspension of the three female students,” he said.

When asked, if he knows the negative impact the barring from writing the WASSCE will have on the psychic of the affected three female students, he said he is not aware that the suspension affected the students from writing about three subjects in the WAEC examination.

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“The issue of the students missing the WAEC examination is not true, I am just hearing it from you. I doubt it, it did not happen in Zamfara State. From all information reaching me, the three students did not miss any examination due to the two weeks suspension,” he said.

The subjects supposed to have been missed by the unnamed students so far include Civic Education, Physics Practical and Animal Husbandry.

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