“You will discover that some primary schools have 125 teachers but whenever you go there you will find less than 20 of them on ground.”
Primary school pupils at Government Central Primary School, Nasarawo Koma village, Jada Local Government, Adamawa State
The Adamawa State Commissioner for Information, on Saturday, said that the present administration was determined to clean the rot in the state primary education.
Sajoh made this known during an interactive session with the District Heads of Bata Chiefdom in Demsa local government area of the state.
He rues the attitudes of some teachers in some of the primary schools in the state who do not carry out their duties, yet receive salaries.
Sajoh noted that some primary schools had more than 100 teachers on the nominal role, lamenting that the same schools suffer inadequate manpower for teaching.
He said that the attitude must be change, adding that the absentee teachers were cheating the communities by denying education to the children.
He urged the district heads to monitor activities in primary schools within their domains.
He also encouraged them to report cases of absenteeism of government workers within their domain to the constituted authorities.
He said that the government had in the past suspended some Executive Secretaries for their sharp practices, insisting that the government must clean the rot.
“We have been confronted with a lot of leis fair attitude on the part of our primary school teachers.
“You will discover that some primary schools have 125 teachers but whenever you go there you will find less than 20 of them on ground.
“We are worried because such attitude is inimical to the future of our children because these kinds of teachers are denying education to our children.
“We are committed to clean the rot and ensure an attitudinal change; it is one of the reasons why we have embarked on Public Traditional Institution partnership.
“This will empower the traditional leaders to monitor government workers within their domains and report to the state accordingly.”
In his remark, Chief Alhamdu Teneke, Hama Bata commended the state government for carrying the traditional institution along.
He noted that the past administration had neglected the role of the traditional institution, assuring that the chiefdom would support the vision of the administration
By Tom Garba, Yola
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