JUST IN: AbdulRazaq Announces 10-man Panel to Investigate Excessive Flogging in Kwara’s Arabic School
By Alabidun Shuaib Abdulrahman
Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has announced 10-man panel to investigate the circumstances around the recent excessive flogging of some Arabic students in Ganmo area of the state.
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The panel has prominent Muslim scholars, community leaders and government officials and to be chaired by retired Justice Idris Haroon.
Other members are Hon. Commissioner for Education and Human Capital Development Hajia Sa’adatu Modibbo Kawu; Special Assistant to the Governor on Religion (Islam) Alhaji Ibrahim Dan Maigoro; Prof. Hamzat Abdulraheem; Prof Badmus Yusuf; Prof. Abubakar Imam-Aliagan; Dr. Mohammed Ghali Alaya; Dr. Saudat AbdulBaqi; Hajia Balikis Oladimeji of the Federation of Muslim Women Associations of Nigeria (FOMWAN); Mallam Lawal Olohungbebe; and Dr AbdulHameed Sanni (Secretary).
According to the released statement by the Governor’s Press Secretary, Rafiu Ajakaye on Tuesday, the term of reference of the committee include to meet with the affected students, their parents, and the school authorities on the circumstances around the corporal punishments meted to them following the students’ organisation and participation in a birthday party, alleged consumption of liquor and publication of the video footage of same on the social media; review the reward and disciplinary methods in such schools; and make recommendations to the government on how to prevent a recurrence of such in the state.
He added that the committeeocommittee has one week to submit its report, beginning from their first sitting.