Teachers in the public schools who absent themselves from school without permission and perpetual late comers will be sanctioned henceforth.
This directive was given in Warri by the State Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Prof. Patrick Muoboghara when he paid an unscheduled visit to Uwangue College, Warri.
Prof. Muoboghara stated that principals that convince with some teachers to perpetuate the act would equally be sanctioned.
He said that the era when some schools heads connive with some teachers to perpetuate acts that negate the principle of good education was over and therefore advised those who were not ready to abide by the rules to find other things to do saying that the ministry would no longer tolerate such acts.
The commissioner also called on the teachers to always to always prepare their lessons notes adding that there was no better way effective teaching could take place in the classroom if teachers failed to prepare for such lessons.
Prof. Muoboghara frowned seriously at the altitude of teachers in both junior and senior secondary schools to their duties, stressing that should see their own children deserved the best from them.
He said that it was ironical that most teachers in public schools took their children to private schools where they expect the best for their children but failed to do same for their children entrusted into their care.
The commissioner told the teachers that the ministry had put in place functional machinery to monitor teachers in public Schools across the State ,warning the defaulters would have themselves to blame when caught .
While appreciating the challenges facing the schools Professor Muoboghara promised to look into the issues with a view to solving them.
The commissioner also visited Nana College to inspect the ongoing building of the complex where he commended the contractor for doing a good job. He appealed to him to ensure that the job was completed on schedule.
The Permanent Secretary, Dr Maureen Obi-Adakpo, the Special Assistant to the Commissioner, Mr Jonathan Erekata and some Directors, accompanied the commissioner on the inspection tour.