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Amosun dragged to UN over sacked workers

17 August 2015, 13:09

Ogun - Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State has been reported to the United Nations over the sack of some education workers in the state, Punch reports.

Civil society group, Socio-Economic and Accountability Project, has urged the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Education, Kishore Singh, to ask the Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, to recall the sacked workers.

The group described Amosun’s decision as “unlawful, unfair, and a serious violation of internationally recognised human right to academic freedom and freedom to hold opinion.”

Also read: Amosun sacks workers for setting ‘offensive’ exam questions

Amosun had, last week, ordered the sacking of six officials in the Ogun State Ministry of Education, Science and Technology following an exam where pupils were asked to summarise a comprehension passage on a policy defect in education.

The governor, who considered the passage to be too critical of his administration, had ordered the sacking and compulsory retirement of six workers in the state.

Read more at Punch

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