Dr Vera Nwadinobi, Chairman of the Anambra Universal Basic Education Board, has charged teachers in the basic education sector with upholding the highest standards.
Nwadinobi observed that teachers, particularly in primary schools, had become apathetic toward their jobs.
She charged them with changing their attitude and becoming more serious and dedicated to their duties in order to maximize student performance.
On Friday, Nwadinobi made the call while on a monitoring tour of select primary schools in Nsugbe, Anambra East Local Government Area of the state.
She also reminded the teachers that Governor Chukwuma Soludo is a disciplined teacher who is passionate about high teaching and teaching standards.
According to her, the current administration’s genuine desire and intention is to replicate top-notch high standards in Anambra schools, which teachers must embrace.
Nwadinobi, who discovered, to her dismay, that teacher punctuality is a major issue, observed that even head teachers were not an exception, as only 10 out of 29 teachers in one school were present from the time of the morning assembly until 8 a.m. when she left.
She did, however, remind them that dedicated teachers are expected to arrive at school before the 7.30 a.m. morning assembly.
“From now on, disciplinary actions will be meted out on any teacher who plays with his/her job, because it will no longer be business as usual because basic education is the foundational level and very delicate, which they should always keep in mind,” she added.