By: MUKHTAR YAHAYA SHEHU
As Kano State Government is awarding the best performing teaching staff to promote punctuality and efficiency in service delivery, the state has reaffirmed it’s resolve to take disciplinary measures against staff found with poor performance or negligence to duty.
The State Commissioner Ministry of Education Umar Haruna Doguwa who disclosed this during an unscheduled visit to some schools in Tudun Wada and Rano Local Government Areas, said the administration of Abba Kabir Yusuf would no longer condone lateness or absenteeism to work as doing that contravene the civil service rules.
“It is quite disheartening to discover that a school with 30 teaching staff, about 15 of them were not present, and instead of meeting permanent staff, you will see only the voluntary staff were present, that must stopped.
“On Monday we issued a warning regarding lateness and absenteeism to work but some staff are still having this habit. So, from today, we start taking action against any person found wanted and you will see what will happens.” said Doguwa.
On shortage of competent teachers and infrastructures at some schools visited, Umar Doguwa assured that the present administration is taking bold steps towards addressing the lingering problems.
In a statement signed by Director public enlightenment state ministry for education Balarabe Abdullahi Kiru the commissioner further said the monitoring exercise was also aimed at enabling the government to get essential first aid information on what need to be done to safeguard the education sector.
The Commissioner explained that the ministry is fully aware of the dedicated staff who are doing better in their respective Schools, assuring them of government’s reward of their tirelessly commitment to serve as encouragement to others.
Doguwa said ” it is in view of this, I would like to call on our staff to rededicate themselves towards doing the right thing to complement government effort of moving the education sector to a greater height ”
During the visit, the Commissioner’s team went round to Government Girls Arabic Secondary School Tudun Wada, Government College Tudun Wada, Government Junior Arabic Secondary School (Coexist) Tudun Wada and Government Senior Secondary School Yaryasa.
Other schools visited were Government Girls Secondary School Yaryasa, Government Technical College Tiga, Government Junior Arabic Secondary School (Coexist) Rirum and Government Secondary School Rano.