ABTI International Secondary School sacks 20 staff

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By; Tina Phineas, Yola.
The management of  Abti International Secondary school in Adamawa State,  has been accused of highhandedness and insensitivity to the plight of their staff.
The accusations came after the school sacked 6 members of its staff without following due process.
A staff of the school who spoke to New Nigerian on condition of anonymity said the management terminated the appointment of these teachers without any attempt of fair hearing.
According to him, after the termination of appointment of their colleagues, 14 teachers in the school protested the injustice meted to their colleagues, put in their voluntary resignation in solidarity.
“The students seeing their best teachers going, protested to show their displeasure over the callous act, but to no avail”, he stated.
Our source however pointed accusing finger at the Principal of the school Benjamin Rajah, as the brain behind the whole act.
According to him, Rajah has countless of times threaten members of the staff who in one way or the other challenge his leadership style or draw his attention to some of his lapses.
“Rajah, a suspected illegal expatriate, whose papers are believed to have expired, was instrumental in the sack of our colleagues, but he wants everyone to believe it was the proprietors’ decision”, he asserted.
Efforts by New Nigeria to get the Principal’s comment prove abortive as the man refuse to talk, saying he did not sack anybody.
When contacted, the Commissioner for Education Professor Kaletapwa George Farauta, said her Ministry did not receive any formal complain on the issue.
According to her, the Ministry cannot merely act on “hear say” “when we receive a formal complain we will go in and broker peace between the management and staff but now, our hands are tied”.
All efforts to contact the proprietor of Abti International schools prove abortive.
Abti international school is among the big league privately owned schools in the state, it is housed in the same vicinity with American University of Nigeria Academy, and is owned by Hajiya Ladi Atiku Abubakar.

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