The Ogun State Government on Tuesday warned teachers in its public schools against missing classes without approval from the appropriate authority.
The Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Segun Odubela, gave the warning while monitoring students’ resumption for the third term 2014/2015 academic session in some schools at Ewekoro and Ifo Local Government Areas.
He and frowned at the way students roam about the school compound at a time they should be in class receiving lessons.
“Some teachers and principals accosted were asked why students were not receiving lectures, but they could not provide cogent reasons,” the Commissioner lamented.
He said the State Government would no longer tolerate absenteeism from education workers.
“Let me sound this note of warning, Government would no longer tolerate nonchalant attitude of some members of staff. What this implies is that Principals are not in control,” said the Commissioner.
He also cautioned school principals against granting permission to their staff on flimsy grounds and admonished them to ensure their schools are clean.
Schools visited by the Commissioner and his entourage included the Itori Comprehensive High School Itori, Papanlanto High School, Anglican Grammar School, Adenrele High School, and Methodist High School, Arigbajo, all in Ifo Local Government Area.