Kogi to sanction absentee principals, teachers, as Education Commissioner continues unscheduled visits
The Kogi State Commissioner For Education, Science and Technology, Hon. Wemi Jones today continued his unscheduled visits to Schools and Colleges across the State, warned that any Principal, Teacher who abandone his duty post would be sanctuoned.
Hon. Jones during his visit to to schools in the Eastern flank of the State, disclosed that having realized that the State Government has massively invested and placed priority on tertiary institutions in the last administration, it has resolved to now place emphasis on primary and secondary education.
The Commissioner disclosed that henceforth and in the new administration, the Ministry of Education will set up task forces to closely monitor, supervise and evaluate the conduct of teachers and teaching in schools across the State, said there will no longer be sacred cows in the system.
The Commissioner in the early hours of today paid surprised visit to Our Lady, of School, Ayingba. CSS, Ajiyolo, Goverment Secondary School, Odu.
The Commissioner arrived CSS School Premises at about 7:40am this morning.
Speaking further on his visit, Hon. Jones maintained that in the administration of schools in the State, the Government has realized that with three State University’s, a Polytechnic, College of Education, College of Nursing, College of Health Technology and a Vocational training Institute, the need to place emphasis on the cradle that feeds the high institutions has become very important.
” Our attention will in this dispensation be skewed in favor of Primary and Secondary Education. This will require direct physical assessment of what is on the ground”.
The Commissioner expressed satisfaction with the turnout of teachers in some of the schools visited, praised the Principal of OLS Ayingba for his effort in ensuring discipline and punctuality.
Hon. Jones warned that any Principal and Teacher found wanting in punctuality will be punished, pointing out that the State Government has invested heavily on the education sector in the last administration.
Government has invested heavily on education for the past few years through a budgetary allocation that takes 30% of our annual budget. The effort of the state Government in education is visible and verifiable”.
” If discipline is lacking, no punctuality of our teachers to schools, if there is a knowledge gap and teachers cannot impact knowledge as is required, then something is missing”.
” Those with penchant for late coming in our schools will not be condone. We must not toy with the future of the coming generation”.
Highlights of the unscheduled visits to Schools and Colleges by the Commissioner is the review of register by the Commissioner to ascertain attendance and punctuality.