Barely a week after a parent was slapped by a teacher at the Muslim Brotherhood Secondary School in Makeni; officials from the Education ministry were on Thursday in serious confrontation with another teacher of the same school.
The confrontation was so tense that the three-man delegation from the Inspectorate Division of the Education ministry had to abandon the school campus and later reported its findings to the deputy director of education (North) Haja Ramatu Kanu.
The ugly scenario erupted when the three-man delegation, headed by the acting Inspector of Schools (Bombali ) P.A Sesay, visited the school and demanded an explanation from a teacher, Osman Kamara alias Malan, as to why he was using pupils as child labourers to work at a house he was constructing.
Besides, Mr Kamara also stood accused of not covering his class as a government teacher in the senior secondary school.
These allegations, according to impeccable sources, were written in separate letters and sent by pupils as well as concerned parents to the office of Haja Ramatu Kanu.
In his response, Mr Osman Kamara is reported to have exploded in anger at the education officials insisting that the pupils he was using were his brothers for whom he was paying school fees.
He in return accused the Education officials of having embezzled subsidies meant for Kasangba Primary School in Makeni.
He also threatened to physically attack any education official who stepped his/her foot on the site where the pupils were working.
He later publicly boasted about his connection with the Education minister, adding that nothing would come out of the matter.
But the deputy director of Education the following day sent her vehicle to pick up Mr Kamara and the school class coverage teacher Mr AB Kanu.
A detail of what transpired in her office is yet to be made public.