The Osun State government through Osun-West Education District has suspended Akinyemi Philip, a teacher at Masifa Community Grammar School, Ejigbo.
It was learnt that Philips, in a memo signed by Tutor General of the state, E.O Onatola and addressed to the school’s principal on Monday, conveyed his indefinite suspension.
The teacher was alleged to be disobedient to his school principal, especially the state government.
Philips’ suspension letter read: “I am directed to inform you that as a result of your actions of professional misconduct and abuse of Office, your actions created: Public assault to the authority concerned; abuse of power as a teacher; disobedience to your school principal and in particular to the State Government of Osun.
“The Ministry of Education/Osun West Education District Office came up with the following decisions: “It is a fact that you Mr OR SCHOOL, EJIGBO. You are more focused on partisan politics than your duty as a teacher and commitment to the State Government as a Civil Servant in Osun State.
“Your unpatriotic behaviour, abusive and provocative postings and comments on social media are against the Civil Service rule () Unless contacted beforehand, you are not permitted to enter the school premises.”
As of the time of filing this report, effort to get in touch with Jamiu Olawumi Babatunde, Special Adviser for Education and Chief Press Secretary to the Osun State Governor for more clarifications was unsuccessful.