Arabic School Head Suspended By Kwara State Following Violent Flogging Of Students In Viral Video

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Arabic School Head Suspended By Kwara State Following Violent Flogging Of Students In Viral Video

The head of Musbaudeen Islamiya Arabic school in Ganmo, Ifelodun local government area of Kwara State has been suspended over the cruel manner in which some children were disciplined at the school.
Five pupils, including a female, were cruelly beaten with long canes by five clerics for alleged conduct deemed to be antithetical to the school’s standards, according to a viral video. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE.

The kids were supposedly punished for supposedly throwing a birthday party at a club house and consuming alcohol, according to the article.

A government delegation visited the Arabic school on Sunday, October 10, and brought the affected pupils to a public hospital for adequate medical assessment and treatment, according to a statement published by the Commissioner for Education and Human Capital Development, Hajia Sa’adatu Modibbo Kawu.

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Hajia Sa’adatu Modibbo Kawu, the Hon. Commissioner for Education and Human Capital Development; Alhaji Danmaigoro, the Special Assistant to the Governor on Religion (Islam); Dr Saudat AbduBaqi of the University of Ilorin; Mallam Lawal Olohungbebe of Kwara State University; and Rafiu Ajakaye, the Governor’s Chief Press Secretary.

Divisional Police Officer Ganmo SP Oko Nkama and a representative from the NSCDC DSC Parati AbdulHameed joined the team.

“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,” the statement read.

“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

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“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

“The government appeals for calm while the committee does it works and submits a report for further action. The government commends the Ganmo Muslim community for the support given to the team.”

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