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Enugu Govt Warns Teachers Against Negligence

Nkiruka Ajogwu  
Updated January 26, 2018
Enugu Govt Warns Teachers Against Negligence
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The Enugu State government is worried about what it described as ‘deliberate absenteeism and lateness’ to duty by teachers in public schools across the state.

To this end, the government warned erring teachers on Friday to desist from such acts as they have grave consequences on students.

Chairman of the Enugu Science Technical and Vocational Schools Management Board (STVSMB), Mr Obi Kama, gave the warning when he led members of the board on a supervisory tour of some technical schools in the state.

He said the government would not hesitate to take decisive steps to nip the ugly situation in the bud, stressing that, “a situation where principals and teachers report late to work or don’t come at all” will no longer be tolerated.

At the Technical College, Amofia-Affa, where the principal and some teachers were not present as at 8:15 am, Kama stressed the need for them to be conscious of their duty by reporting to work on time.

He also advised them to change their way of doing things, noting that coming to school late or failing to teach the students would be viewed as sabotage.

The STVSMB chairman further told teachers who stay outside their place of posting to relocate to their official workplace to avoid the excuses of absenteeism and late coming.

He maintained that the era of ghost workers in schools had gone and warned that any teacher who indulged in such act would have him or self to blame.

The team also visited the Technical College, Umuoka, where Kama decried the sorry state of the school’s Engineering Workshop.

He, however, said the board was already addressing the state of workshops in technical schools as renovation would commence very soon.