The Kwara State Government on Monday announced the suspension of the head of the Musbaudeen Al Islamy Arabic School where some students were inhumanely flogged.
Viral videos of the severe punishments the school located in Ganmo, Ifelodun LGA area of the state, went viral, attracting backlashes as well as the wrath of the AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq-led government.
According to a statement by the State Commissioner for Education and Human Capital, Sa’adatu Modibbo Kawu, the government is investigating the video.
He said, “The government’s team carefully listened to the authorities of the Arabic school, the father of the sole girl in the video, and four other students involved in the unsavoury development.
“Regardless of the explanations of the authorities on the development, the self-confessed consent of the parents and regret of the affected students, the government seriously frowns at the harsh beating seen in the footage.
“Consequently, the government has directed the setting up of an investigative committee, comprising Muslim scholars, leaders and government officials, to look into the issue while the head of the Arabic school, who admitted to directing the punishment, has been asked to step aside pending the conclusion of the investigation.
“The government has also taken the affected students to a public hospital for proper medical examination and treatment. This is to ensure that none of them suffers any physical or psychological damage.”