By Amatutu Emmanuel,
Two teachers attached to Edjekota Secondary school, Edjekota-Ogor in Ughelli North local government area of Delta have been flogged by their principal colleague heading the school for a yet to be unknown reasons.
The principal, Mrs. Bukata Margaret Uruemu, it was gathered flogged the Chemistry, Mrs Mrakpor Obaroguono Gertrude and her other female colleague, Akpojivi Josephine Avwerosuoghene, a Commerce teacher who was later admitted in an undisclosed hospital after the incident, it was gathered.
According to Sources in the school, Mrs Bukata wanted to flog another male teacher who was pleading with her to stop.
The source who spoke in anonymous condition alleged that the crisis erupted when the principal was accused of gross misconduct and misappropriation.
When newsmen visited Edjekota Secondary school on Wednesday 19, January, 2022, the principal was not on seat neither did she come to school.
When contacted on the phone, Mrs Bukata who confirmed the incident said, “The incident happened at the first week of resumption and I have already reported to my boss the director at the zonal office and I don’t know if she is the one asked you to interview me because I have to pass through her.
“I will call you back after I have reached to out to her because I am under her and if anything happens, she is the one to speak but I will call you back please.
“Where did you get the information from in the first place. I am an employee under the Post Primary Education Board, and I report back to them directly as for anything that happened and also my director in Ughelli there. I cannot give you further information because I have to pass through my boss.” She said.
A source from the Post Primary Education who confided in this medium said, “We heard about the issue of the principal flogging her colleagues at Edjekota secondary school, Edjekota-Ogor but it was not officially reported to our office.
According to the source, “In the first place, it is wrong for the principal to flog her colleagues and if the issue is reported, she would have to face panel of inquiry and if she is found guilty, she will face automatic retirement.
“Though we also heard that the issue is at Asaba now and it is generating dust currently”.
Efforts to reach out to the Commissioner for Basic and secondary Education, Mrs Rose Ezewu was not successful as her mobile contacts were not reachable as the time of filling this report.