Delta warns teachers against absenteeism
As primary and secondary schools in Delta State resume today for the 2022/2023 academic session, the state government has warned principals and teachers against lateness and absenteeism.
Commissioner for Primary Education, Mr. Sunny Onoriode, who handed down the warning, weekend, in Asaba, while briefing journalists on the preparation for the resumption, urged teachers to always be upright, as the government would not hesitate to sanction errant ones.
He said: “Government notes with concern the situations where teachers and, in some cases, pupils and students resume late at school; such attitudes impact negatively on the school system and therefore should be discouraged.”
The commissioner, who advised teachers to turn a new leaf, urged parents and guardians to ensure their wards return to school unfailingly for normal academic activities.
He also assured them of the government’s commitment to providing a conducive and safe learning environment for the pupils with adequate teaching aids and teaching manpower
The teaching aids, according to him, include the construction of 1,200 classrooms and 2,100 renovated ones in state-owned primary schools.