Bauchi State Government has warned teachers working in public schools in the state to shun the habit of absenteeism from their duty posts.
Secretary to Bauchi State Government, Barrister Ibrahim Mohammed Kashim said this during the closing ceremony of the 2022 Basic Schools Inter Debate Championship at Zaranda Hotel and Towers Bauchi.
WikkiTimes learned that this year’s event was organised by the Bauchi State Universal Education Board (SUBEB).
He said anyone found to be wanting will not be speared, adding that adequate measures are on the ground to take proactive measures at dealing with absenteeism among teachers in the state.
He said while teachers’ absenteeism truncates efforts at revamping the education sector, it also denies students and pupils access to timely quality education.
Barrister Kashim who was represented by the Adviser to the governor on General Service, Hasimu Yakubu, said efforts by the governor Bala-led administration are dedicated to improving the standards of BASIC education in the state.
He said more attention will be paid to revamping the education sector of the state, hence, the government will not condone any form of a breach from teachers.
The Executive Chairman of the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) Dr Surumbai Dahiru Bauchi, reassured of the commitment of the board to justify budgetary provisions to it to improve the quality of BASIC education in the state to meet future developmental plans of the state and the country in general.
He said the board has institutionalised mechanisms to checkmate absenteeism among teachers, adding stringent measures have been taking some of the erring teachers found to be culpable.