The Executive Chairman of the Plateau State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Prof. Mathew Sule, has decried the absence of teachers under the Federal Government’s N-power scheme, who were recruited to teach in public primary schools in the state.
Prof. Sule stated this on Monday, while monitoring resumption of schools at Obasanjo Model School, Hwolshe, compromising of Schools A, B and C in Jos South Local Government Area.
The chairman who lamented on the nonchalant behavior of the teachers, stated that they will be reported to the appropriate authorities.
He said, “This is morally wrong, where people are posted to schools and they do not attend to their responsibilities, we have no choice but to report them to the appropriate authorities.’’
“If they cannot come to school, they should be taken to other places, we want orderliness, they must go by the school rules and create a conducive learning environment for the children,” he added.
Vanguard reports that, Prof Sule stated that some of them are unable to have time for the teaching scheme because of their multiple engagements, adding that they were not justifying government resources given to them through the project.
Prof Sule, charged them to disengage from the scheme if they could not cope with its responsibilities, saying they must justify the allowances given to them as many unemployed persons were looking for such opportunities.
However, he commended parents for the large turnout of pupils in the schools, saying it was evidence that they heeded to the board’s plea for the early resumption and immediate take-off of the 2019/2020 new school session.
He urged the pupils to be punctual to school, be of good conduct, respect their teachers and study hard to improve on their last session’s grades.
In her response, Mrs Martha Gyang, the headteacher of the School, pledged their commitment to discharge their duties diligently and report teachers who failed in such compliance.