A certain Mr. Owoosi Gbenga who teaches Economics at Alarelu Comprehensive High School, Igbara Odo-Ekiti in Ekiti South Local Government Area of the state has been dismissed by the Ekiti State Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM) for allegedly impregnating one of his students.
Mr. Owoosi was alleged to have impregnated a 17-year-old SS3 student preparing for WAEC.
Tales circulating around town spurred the Disciplinary Committee of Ekiti State TESCOM to embark upon a fact finding mission to get to the root of the matter.
The Chairman, Ekiti State Teaching Service Commission, Hon. Babatunde Abegunde, while speaking to journalists in Ado-Ekiti, explained that the Commission carried out a thorough investigation on the matter and followed the due process before arriving at the decision to dismiss the teacher to serve as a lesson to others who might want to indulge in such depraved and unethical act.
Hon. Babatunde Abegunde who applauded the Ekiti State Government for swinging into action by arresting the culprit, assured the public that Ekiti values will definitely be restored by the Kayode Fayemi-led administration with the giant strides of ensuring justice and bringing crime perpetrators to book without hesitation.
A Board member of the Commission, who is also the Chairman of the Disciplinary Committee of 6 members, Princess Jumoke Owoola described the accused as a bad egg capable of contaminating his students and fellow teachers.
Findings by the TESCOM Disciplinary Committee discovered that the randy teacher has previous bad records as it was discovered that he had previously allegedly conspired with some students to steal laptop computers belonging to the School.
The Dismissed teacher was said to have impregnated an underage referred to as minor according to Gender Based Violence prohibition
The Committee stressed that the case of the dismissed teacher was treated in accordance with the State public service rules 2017) and Ekiti State Teaching Service manual which recommended dismissal as the ultimate penalty for serious misconduct and criminal offence of such magnitude.
It was also recommended that all teachers should be sensitized on Gender Based Violence Prohibition Law 2019 and other related issues and that schools should be well monitored than ever before, with emphasis on moral norms and ethical standard that can uplift TESCOM in line with the objective of the Governor at restoring the Ekiti values.