By Musa Solomon.
Kogi State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Hon. Wemi Jones said the state government would no longer tolerate teachers who do not take their job seriously
The Commissioner made this known while on a routine inspection visit to Crowther Memorial College, Lokoja.
He frowned at the attitude of teachers coming late to work, warning that the attitude would no longer be condoned. The state government, according to him, would closely monitor and inspect the activities of teachers to ensure that the right thing is done.
The Commissioner who paid an unscheduled visit to the school by 7:40 am, was not happy as he met only a few teachers on duty.
He said that the government has created a system to ensure that education is totally free and would not take it likely with people who are trying to sabotage the efforts of the government towards making sure that children in the state have access to quality education.
According to him, the state government would not shy away from its responsibility of ensuring standard, order, and uniformity in everything it does, noting that the state government, under the leadership of Alhaji Usman Ododo, the Executive Governor of Kogi State, would continue to focus massively on education.
He called for the cooperation of teachers with the Ministry to make the State a shining example in Education across the whole of Northern Nigeria and the Nation
The Commissioner after inspecting the classes and teaching, enjoined the principal to keep up the momentum.
Speaking, the Principal of Crowther Memorial College, Lokoja, Mr. Maliki Banje Adinoye, said the routine inspection is a welcome development as it would make the staff to be up to their duties and also ensure the effective running of schools.
He thanked the government for the huge investment made in education, saying that it would improve the standard of education and boost the morale of teachers.
The Commissioner was accompanied by the Permanent Secretary, Alh Yakubu Dele Musa, the Director of Basic and Secondary Education, Mr. Mathew Salami, and some staff of the Ministry.