SUBEB: Kurugbe Charges Govt Primary School Teachers In The State To Shun Any Unprofessional Conduct Capable Of Lowering The High Educational Standards Set By Gov Okowa
The Member representing Delta South Senatorial District in the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Mr Paul Kurugbe has charged public Primary School teachers in the State to shun any unprofessional conduct capable of lowering the high educational standard set by the Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa.
The charge was made by the Board member when he paid an unscheduled visit to some Government Primary Schools in Warri South, Bomadi, Burutu and Isoko North Local Government Areas of the State.
The visit was coming on the heels of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa’s directive for proper supervision of Schools so as to ascertain the level of performance by both Staff and pupils.
Mr. Kurugbe who was flanked by a team of Local Government Education Authority Secretaries and Quality Assurance department from the Board, frowned at staff attitude to work, and asked them to desist from act that could sabotage government good intentions for education in the the state.
He charged Headteachers and Staff to see discipline as the hallmark, saying that government would not hesitate to punish anyone found waiting.
In his words, “Government free education policy should not be hindered by any act of indiscipline by introducing unauthorized fee or levy “.
Mr. Kurugbe also called on Local Education Authority Secretaries to embark on proper supervision of teachers’ classroom activities such as lesson notes and other teaching and instructional materials.
“Reacting to the deplorable nature of some School buildings, lack of teachers and overpopulated Classrooms, the Board member stated that SUBEB would liaise with the appropriate bodies to do the needful. He also appealed to host Communities to assist in the maintenance of School infrastructures in their domain, encouraging other Communities to take a cue from Ajamimogha Community which took control of the painting of Ikengbuwa Primary School fence in Warri South Local Government Area.
Mr Kurugbe Charged all Primary School Staff to be up and doing, as visits to their Schools will continue and will be unannounced, warning that any Staff caught or found wanting would be properly sanctioned. He also thanked them for their efforts, and assured them of better working relationship.
High point of the visit was Mr Kurugbe’s hearty commendation of Okpako Eunice Elohor, a teacher at Ikengbuwa Primary School Ajamimogha for exemplary conduct and orderliness. He also expressed satisfaction at the pupils’ prompt response to general questions asked them by the Board Member.
“The Board Member who was excited by the boldness and composure exhibited by Azazi Powede, pupil of Ebikeniye Primary School, Bomadi Local Government and Oghofeluo Wisdom of Azagba Primary School, Isoko North respectively, gave them new set of uniforms as motivation for answering questions posed at them correctly by the Board Member as well as to encourage other pupils to be outstanding in their performance.