Bauchi State Council of Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) said on Friday that it had no proof of acts of immorality committed by teachers of some private schools as alleged by the state government.
Chairman of union, Mr Danjuma Saleh told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that investigations conducted by the union casted doubts on the evidence provided by key actors.
“Based on our investigations, it is doubtful if really these teachers committed such offence because the sixth year student showed an open place when asked to show the scene of the crime (alleged rape and immoral act).
“Doctors report conducted on the girl shows that her virginity is intact and was not tempered with.
“Investigations on the second case where a lady was said to have displayed immoral act during a party organised by one of the school, shows that the said lady was not a student of that school,” Saleh said.
He said proper and exhaustive investigations were not conducted by the relevant authorities before the two schools were shut over the incidents.
The chairman however said that the union was not trying to defend its member blindly, but only urging for fairness in the course of handling the matter.
He advised that in future in future, such cases be forwarded to the right organs of the Ministry of Education to handle.
NAN recall that the state government had recently shut two private schools in the state, namely Harvard International Secondary School, Federal Low Cost and ANS Kings and Queens Secondary School, all in Bauchi , over alleged immoral act by some students and teachers