By Ademu Seidu
The Kogi Commissioner for Education Science and Technology, Hon. Wemi Jones, has declared that the State Government would not tolerate any act of indiscipline in schools across the state.
The Commissioner dropped this hint during an unscheduled visit to inspect an ongoing community intervention projects, at Government Girls Secondary Sirki Noma in Lokoja.
According to him, the government has tried a lot but cannot always be physically on ground in every school, saying it is the Principal that should lay a very good example and enforce discipline among the teachers and students.
The Commissioner emphasis the importance of enforcing discipline among teachers, saying, ”you are our eyes and representing the ministry and the government.
He, therefore, charged the teachers to be punctual to duty and avoid absenteeism and lateness to work, saying that the government will not tolerate any act of indiscipline.
Addressing the students, the commissioner charged them to be hardworking and committed to their studies, listen to their teachers and read very well, in order to come out with flying colour.
He commended the principal for maintaining a cordial relationship with the community which has enable the facilitation of the intervention project by the community in renovating a block of classrooms and donating blocks for perimeter fencing.
The commissioner further commended the community for the intervention projects, while calling on other communities and stakeholders to emulate such gesture.
Also speaking, Mr Raji Joesph Afolabi, the Chairman of STETSCOM, who accompanied the commissioner on the visit, thanked the community for coming to the aid of the school in providing blocks for perimeter fencing and renovation of a classroom block.
Afolabi urged the teachers to make good use of the Smart Teacher Initiatives especially the smart teacher timetable deployed by the commission, for effective performance.
The School Principal, Mrs Margaret Eseyin, commended the commissioner and the chairman for the visit, and promised to redouble effort in ensuring that the teachers put in their best for the benefit of the students.