ABSG sacks embattled acting principal of Okezie School of Midwifery Abiriba, as students protest

ABSG sacks embattled acting principal of Okezie School of Midwifery Abiriba, as students protest

On the heels of the protest by students of the Okezie School of Midwifery Abiriba, Abịa State, the state government has relieved the embattled former acting Principal of the institution, Mrs. Ogbonna Chituru Adiele, of her duties.

Recall that the students had protested against what they described as embezzlement of school funds intended for the smooth operation of the school, Misappropriation of the SUG ECG machine for personal gain as well as the employment of ghost workers to embezzle money.

The protesting students had all come out in the open, inside the school premises, questioning the rational behind some of her attitude towards her duties as the Principal.
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In a protest letter sighted by this reporter, the Students Union Government of the School, and titled, “Petition for the removal of the head of our school, -Acting Principal , Mrs.
Ogbonna Chituru Adiele” the leadership of the union had urged the Abịa State Commissioner for Health to investigate these allegations and take prompt action to ensure a fair and just educational environment.

Other of their grievances against the Ag. Principal included prolonged absence from duty, neglecting responsibilities, poor academic management that is detrimental to students’ education, as well as usurping duties properly delegated to the Vice Principal (Administration), Examination Committee, and School Accounting Services.

The protest letter which was signed by the President, Comrade Uche Maximus Chibuikem and General Secretary, Immaculata Anyanwu respectively said it was due to the grave concerns raised regarding her leadership and management of the school that compelled them to seek her removal, even as the union requested a response regarding the actions government takes to address the students’ concerns.

When contacted, the embattled ag Principal, Mrs. Ogbonna Chituru Adiele, who said she was on her way to Umuahia, and will be available at 11am at the State Secretariat at Ogurube Layout Umuahia, refused to take calls from our reporter on her cell phone contact

But acting swiftly on demonstrations as well as protest letter from the students, the Commissioner in the Ministry of Health, Dr. Ngozi Okoronkwo had to suspend the former head of the school, Ag principal Mrs. Ogbonna Chituru Adiele and replaced her with Mrs. Okorie Comfort James for the smooth running of the school.

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