We Are Cleaning Up Rot In Adamawa Primary Education Sector, Says Sajoh

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From Tom Garba, Yola
Commissioner for Information in Adamawa State, Ahmad Sajoh, has said that the Jibrilla Bindow administration was determine to clean the rot in the state primary education.
Sajoh stated this known during an interactive session with the District Heads of Bata Chiefdom in Demsa Local Government area of the state.
He rued the attitudes of some teachers in primary schools in the state who slack in 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 this must 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 and encouraged them to report cases of absenteeism of government workers within their domain to 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.
His words: “We have being confronted with a lot of bad attitudes 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 kind of teachers are denying education to our children.
“We are committed to cleaning 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 in governance.
He noted that the past administration neglected the traditional institution, assuring that the chiefdom would support the vision of the administration.


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