At an extra-ordinary meeting, the Board of Governors of the Commercial Secondary School in Bo has terminated the services of eleven Teachers of the said school, this paper has learned.
The eleven, who have been shown the exit door for repeated professional misconduct, include the Vice Principal, Mr. Edward Andrew Saihun Allieu. Their termination which took effect from 5th June, 2012 also included Mr. Sheku Kawa, Mr. Alfred T. Bull, Mr. Emmanuel Kamanda and Mr. Sao Johnny.
According to the board, the eleven Teachers were found guilty of ‘irregular and illegal’ admission of 87 pupils into the Senior secondary School 1 classes during the current academic year.
The other affected Teachers are Mr. Saidu Marah, Mr. Alfred Jobboh, Miss Rosetta P. George, Rev. Fayiah and Mr. Richard Carew.
The seven-man committee set up by the board to investigate the sacked Teachers discovered that the total sum of Le 14, 620,000 (fourteen million six hundred and twenty-thousand Leones) was illegally collected from the 87 pupils by the terminated Teachers.
The board however recommended that the 87 pupils whose aggregate of 35 were illegal be accepted in the school but must pay back their school fees to the school’s Bursar which they said was the correct procedure.
In an interview with AYV following the expulsion order, the Vice Principal, Mr. Allieu denied any wrong doing and explained that he had paid the fees for the three pupils whose money he was accused of embezzling.
Meanwhile, the Deputy Director of Education, Mr. Swaray, is yet to address the pupils and the Community Teachers Association on current development in the school.