Sokoto Government warns teachers to take their job serious

By Muhammad Ibrahim, Sokoto

Sokoto State Government has warned teachers to take their job serious to avoid sanction even as many teachers are yet to resume academic activities almost one week of resumption.

The executive secretary, Sokoto State Universal Basic Education Board, Alhaji Mahmuda Ahmad Wamakko represented by Director Early Child Care Development of the Board, Alhaji Bello Garba Arkilla, made the call when he led a delegation during an unscheduled visit to some schools in the state.

This is following the expiration of the second term holiday to ensure commencement of academic activities as designed by the state education authorities.

The delegation from the Board visited eleven schools in five local government areas that include Kware, Sokoto North, Yabo, Bodinga and Sokoto South.

As at 11:01am to 11:47am the delegation met only head teacher and two other teachers out eleven and no student was at sight at Maruda Primary School.

Speaking to newsmen, the information officer of the Board, Murtala Danladi Tsamaye, said the story was the same at Galadiman Gari Model Primary School Durbawa where no students was available only head teacher with five teachers out of twenty were met in the school.

At Model Primary School Gidan-Dare, Salihu Anka, Marafa Danbaba, Sarkin Adar and Magajin Rafi Model Primary Schools, the delegation was dissatisfied with the unimpressive turnout of teachers and students.

While at Government Day Secondary School Durbawa and Government Day Secondary School Gidan Dare, the delegation observed appreciable turnout of the teachers and students in the schools.

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At Gagi Model Primary School, the delegation met the school empty while Mana School for Basic Education, only five teachers were available in the school as at the time of the visit.

Director ECCD, Malam Bello Arkilla, issued a strong warning to the teachers to be serious as laxity would not be condoned by the board.

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