The Member of Parliament for the Kumbungu Constituency, Dr Hamza Adam has expressed worry over the issue of absenteeism and lateness among teachers in the Kumbungu District.
According to him majority of teachers in the district pay little attention to their work, while others attend to Schools late and close early, and this has contributed to poor performance among students in the district over the years.
The Kumbungu law maker in an interview with Diamond News, opined that the educational sector performances in the district are very depressing as a result of deviant behavior by some teachers, adding the district at the moment is struggling to redeem its sinking image in the educational sector.
Dr Hamza reminded the teachers in the District that, their salaries can only be a blessing unto them when they are committed to the work and perform their responsibilities well.
He charged head-teachers to intensify monitoring and supervision of teachers within their jurisdiction to curb the situation since promoting quality education requires effective supervision of teachers,
“Teacher absenteeism is a very critical issue in the District, lateness among teachers is also included. Majority of teachers are not taking their jobs seriously, some of them don’t go to school all the time. Some teachers go to school late and close early. This is a disservice to our brothers and sisters who are under their care. I am appealing to head teachers to talk to those teachers to take their job seriously. Before your salary can be a blessing, you have to be committed to your work and take up your responsibility and perform your duty very well,” he stated
The Kumbungu MP, Dr. Hamza, also called on parents in the area to pay more attention to their children’s studies, saying as their representative, he is ready to put up the necessary strategy in place to work towards improving teaching and learning in the District.
“As an MP I will not relent in my efforts, but I will rather work in collaboration with other stakeholders to uplift the fallen standard of education in our beloved District, “he assured.
Story By: Alhassan Yakubu