Bayelsa State Government has suspended the Principal and Vice Principal of the Epie National High School, Yenagoa, the state capital, Mr Fabingha Simeon and Mr Morgans Agagaowei, for alleged absenteeism during school hours.
The state Commissioner for Education, Mr Gentle Emelah, ordered their suspension when he paid an unscheduled visit to their school and the Bishop Dimieari Grammar School on Monday.
Emelah, who was among the 24 new commissioners sworn in by the state Governor, Douye Diri, on August 25, said that he discovered during the visit that the affected principal and vice principal were absent from work.
He, therefore, directed the senior teacher of the school, Mrs Dakolo Timinipre, who was on duty, to run the affairs of the school until further notice.
The commissioner said, “I was there (at ENHS) and surprisingly, the principal and vice principal were not on the ground, apart from the fact that the WASSCE is ongoing in their school.
“I have directed the principal and the vice principal to be placed on suspension while we look into their case.”