Rivers State Government has sacked two principals in the Emuoha Local Government Area for flouting the COVID-19 guidelines.

The Commissioner for Education, Prof. Kaniye Ebeku, on Thursday confirmed the removal in a released statement.

Their removal occurred barely 48 hours after the state government directed immediate resumption of schools.

The affected principals are those of the Community Secondary School, Elibrada, S. I. Amadi; and his counterpart in Community Secondary School, Rumuji, C.O. Ekwueme.

The statement reads partly, “This followed flagrant disobedience to the directives of the state government on the enforcement of all COVID-19 health guidelines in their various schools.

“The principals of the schools also converted to personal use, hygiene kits distributed by the state government for the cleaning of their schools.”

He also directed that the state’s schools board should appoint the next in line in the affected schools as acting principals to direct the activities of the schools.

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