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‘Wrongful Termination’ at Ndows Comprehensive, principal says an internal matter

Mar 14, 2012, 11:45 AM | Article By: Sainey M.K. Marenah

Claims of “wrongful termination” affecting two senior teachers at Ndows Comprehensive Senior Secondary School in Bakau have been made to this paper.

Mr. Wilson Onwuelmeli and Mr. Amadu Mohammad Kamara, both graduate teachers at Ndow’s teaching biology and agricultural science, said their services were terminated earlier in January 2012 by the school.

According to the two teachers, who walked into our offices on Monday, their services were “wrongfully terminated” following what the school management alleged was the duo’s involvement in examination malpractices at the school.

A termination letter for Mr Onwuelmeli from the school administration seen by The Point read: “We regret to inform you that the school cannot give you a contract appointment to continue teaching here. You will, therefore, be relieved of your post as biology teacher at the end of January 2012.”

Though that of Mr Kamara was not seen by this paper, he also complained of “wrongful termination”.

Reacting to the allegations, Ms Florence Ampong, the principal of Ndows Comprehensive Senior School, told this reporter who visited the school that the issue was an “internal matter.”

According to her, the Labour Department has resolved the matter.

“This is an internal issue, journalist; I told you that we have settled this with the Labour Department,” Ms Ampong told this reporter.