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Absenteeism : Nasarawa Assembly summons 20 teachers



State House of Assembl

The Nasarawa State House of Assembly committee on Education has summoned 20 teachers of Government Junior Secondary School, Kurmin Tagwaye, for absenteeism.

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The teachers are to appear before the committee on March 23.

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The Chairman of the committee, Mr Daniel Ogazi, gave the summon on Friday when he led other members of the body on an inspection tour of school projects in Akwanga and Wamba local government areas of the state.

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Ogazi (APC-Kokona East) said that the committee would take appropriate action against the teachers who were not on their duties post on Friday, March 20, to serve as deterrent to others

According to him, “this school has 43 teachers based on what the principal told us, only 20 teachers are present, 3 took excuse and we did not see the remaining 20 teachers as they are absent”.

” The teachers will appear on Monday to explain to us why they were not on their duties post today when we visited the school, ” he said.

The lawmaker urged teachers to be committed to their duties in order to complement the State Government’s huge investment in the education sector.

He, however,commended the head teacher and teachers of Islamic Primary School, Akwanga, for being committed to their duties and urged them to keep it up.

He directed the Best Folks Institute of Science and Technology, Wamba, a private school operating on the structure of Islamiya Primary School, Wamba, to vacate the school on or before tommorow, March 20 or face sanctions.

Ogazi also summoned Adefo Venture, a contractor handling most of the school projects across the state to appear before the committee on Monday, March 23rd over sub standard jobs in most of his contract work.

” We have observed that some contractors have adhered strictly to their projects specifications while others did not.

” It is in view of this that we are directing all contractors handling school projects across the state to complete their work in the next two weeks or face revocation.

” We are also inviting the management of SUBEB to appear on Monday, March 23rd alongside with some contractors who failed to adhered to their project specifications ,” he said.

Ogazi, commended Gov. Andullahi Sule for the massive constructions and renovations of schools across the state.

He assured of the committee’s continued readiness to move round the ongoing projects in order to ensure that quality work was delivered by the contractors.

He urged community leaders to take ownership of projects in their domains to ensure that the right things were done by contractors.

” We are also calling on community leaders to take ownership of projects in their domains to ensure that contractors adhere to their projects specifications, ‘ he said

Nigeria News Agency reports that projects inspected included, LGEA Primary Schools at, Ningo, Nunku, Mada Hills, Kurmin Tagwaye, Buku and Islamic primary School, Akwanga, all in Akwanga Local Government Area of the state.

Others are:LGEA Primary Schools at,  Gbata, Wamba Kurmin, Wamba, Sisin Baki and Islamiya Primary School, Wamba among others.

Edited By: Abdullahi Yusuf

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