A teacher at Government Day Secondary School, Sankalawa, in Bungudu Local Government Area of Zamfara State has allegedly flogged a student to death.
The Deputy Speaker of the state House of Assembly Alhaji Muhammad Abubakar-Gummi, disclosed the incident yesterday.
Abubakar-Gummi, who spoke under matters of urgent public importance during the assembly’s sitting in Gusau, said that the House had received several reports on the issue.
According to him, another incident at Government Female Day Secondary School, Kwatarkwashi, had led to the injury of a student after the Vice Principal allegedly subjected her to “heavy punishment”.
Gummi said: “These problems apart, from discouraging our children from acquiring education, also reveal poor attitude to work on the part of teachers in this state.”
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the lawmaker urged the House to invite the Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology to explain steps taken to address the issues.
The Speaker, Alhaji Sanusi Rikiji, described the actions of the teachers as unfortunate and vowed that the assembly would not allow the matter to pass.
He said: “It is part of our responsibilities to ensure effective security and good learning atmosphere for our children for their future development, therefore, we cannot allow teachers to continue harassing our children in school.”
The speaker directed the House Committee on Education, Science and Technology to invite the commissioner to appear before it on the matter.
Meanwhile, the Assembly has passed into law the bill for the establishment of Zamfara State University, Talata-Mafara.