A secondary school teacher, Mr Gbenga Owoosi, has been dismissed by the Ekiti State Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM) for allegedly impregnating a student.
Mr Owoosi, a Grade level 10 teacher, taught Economics at Alarelu Comprehensive High School, Igbara Odo-Ekiti in Ekiti South Local Government Area of the state before his dismissal.
He was alleged to have impregnated one of his students, a 17-year-old SS3 girl preparing for the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE), an action which reportedly led to a fact-finding mission by the Disciplinary Committee of Ekiti State TESCOM.
Speaking on the incident, the Chairman, Ekiti State Teaching Service Commission, Hon. Babatunde Abegunde, disclosed that the Commission carried out a thorough investigation on the matter and followed due process.
He said the dismissal would serve as deterrent to others who might want to indulge in such depraved and unethical act which contravened the Gender-Based Violence Prohibition Law 2019.
The Chairman, who commended 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.
A Board member of the Commission who is also the Chairman of the 6-member Disciplinary Committee, Princess Jumoke Owoola, described the accused as a bad egg capable of influencing his students and fellow teachers.