Borno governor suspends 200 ‘absentee’ teachers

The Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum, on Monday ordered the immediate suspension of 200 primary school teachers for not showing up in classes in Bama town.

The governor said records have revealed that the 200 teachers have been absent from school for over a year.

Governor Zulum, a professor, announced their suspension while speaking to journalists in Konduga, a local government headquarters 40km from Maiduguri, the state capital.

The governor was on Saturday in Kala Balge local government, one of the remote communities of Borno that had been cut off by flooding for the past four months.

There, he provided relief items to the displaced communities mostly housed in Rann, the local government headquarters, and some Cameroonian border towns.

The governor, who left Rann to pass the…

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