Osun suspends teacher for allegedly defrauding colleagues
Osun State Government has suspended a teacher, Abimbola Olowookere, for allegedly defrauding some recently recruited teachers in the guise of influencing their postings to schools of their choices.
The Guardian learnt that Olowookere claimed to know some authorities in the State Ministry of Education and received the sum of N30,000 from some teachers to facilitate their posting.
It was gathered that the affected teachers were from Osun East Education District.
The State Commissioner for Education, Folorunsho Oladoyin, who confirmed this development, said the teacher was sanctioned to serve as a deterrent to others.
He condemned the act and advised teachers not to listen to anyone who demands money or gratifications from them under the guise of influencing their postings.
According to him, the state government had recruited the first batch of 1,000 teachers with determination to post them to schools and towns where their services are needed.
The commissioner stressed that the posting of the new teachers rested solely with the state Ministry of Education and the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), saddled with the official responsibility of knowing where the teachers are needed.
Oladoyin warned teachers or officials of government who are still collecting money before rendering one service or the other to desist from it or be ready to face full wrath of the law.