The Chairman of the Anambra Universal Basic Education Board, Dr Vera Nwadinobi, has tasked teachers in the basic education sector with the highest standards.
Nwadinobi pointed out that teachers, especially in primary schools, had become lackadaisical in their attitude to work.
She charged them to change their attitude and become more serious and dedicated to their duties for the maximum performance of pupils.
Nwadinobi made the call during a monitoring tour of select-primary schools in Nsugbe, Anambra East Local Government Area of the state on Friday.
She also reminded the teachers that Governor Chukwuma Soludo is a disciplined teacher, who is passionate about high standards of teachers and teaching.
According to her, the genuine desire and intention of the present administration are to replicate top-notch high standards in Anambra schools, which the teachers must key into.
Nwadinobi, who discovered to her disappointment, that punctuality to school is a major problem for teachers, noticed that even the head teachers were not an exception as only 10 out of 29 teachers in one school were present as of the time of the morning assembly, until 8 am when she left.
She, however, reminded them that dedicated teachers are supposed to be in school before the morning assembly which starts at 7.30 am.
“Henceforth, disciplinary actions will be meted out on any teacher that plays with his/her job, as it will no longer be business as usual because basic education is the foundational level and very delicate, which they should always bear in mind,” she added.