A secret plot to tarnish the image and reputation of the Commissioner for Education, Akwa Ibom State, Dr Paul Udofia, in a bid to discredit him and cause Governor Udom Emmanuel to sack him.
A very reliable source in the State Secondary Education Board who pleaded anonymity confided in our correspondent that, a meeting of some school Principals, teachers and a highly placed politician was held somewhere in Uruan, where a plot has been hatched to rope the education Commissioner into the controversy of alleged illegal charges on students in public schools, which is against the spirit and letter of the State government’s free and compulsory education.
The source says, Dr Paul Udofia has reportedly told Governor Udom Emmanuel that, he is unaware of the said extortion of students by some Principals and has vowed to sanction whoever is indicted in the scam.
However, the source says a cabal benefitting from the scam have concluded Plans to rubbish the Commissioner for Education, since Governor Emmanuel has ordered a probe of the event.
When our correspondent called the Commissioner, Dr Udofia said he is not aware of the plot, but remains solely focused on his job to improve the education sector. He declined further comments on the matter.