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Bauchi Threatens Teachers Over Absenteeism

Posted: Sep 21, 2016 at 6:55 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Patience Ogbodo-Iwuagwu

Bauchi – Bauchi Government threatens to sanction unserious teachers over absenteeism.

The Bauchi State Government has threatened to sanction unserious primary and secondary school teachers over absenteeism during school hours.

Yahaya Ibrahim, Chairman of the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB),  gave the warning Wednesday during an interview with newsmen shortly after inspecting some public schools in Bauchi metropolis.

Ibrahim expressed disappointment with the situation he found at the public schools where there was a low turnout of both teachers and students between 7 a.m. to 8.30 a.m.

He warned that the government would not condone any act of indolence and indiscipline on the part of teachers, considering the huge amount of money injected into the education sector.

He said that any teacher, who fails to give satisfactory reason for his or her absence, would face disciplinary action.

Ibrahim said, “The board would not fold its arms and allow some unserious teachers sabotage the state government’s efforts at improving the quality of education in the state.”

“I enjoin school inspectors to rise up to their responsibilities by ensuring that teachers come to work regularly and close at the scheduled time,” he said.

Also speaking, Hassan Umar, the Northeast Zonal Director of the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) said that the commission was committed to turning around the fortunes of basic education in the state, hence the need for stakeholders to complement its effort.

Umar then commended the Bauchi State government for paying its counterpart funds, saying that the renovation of public schools would soon commence.