Felix Jeremiah, Yenogoa

Nine teaching staff of Community Secondary School, Aleibiri in
Ekeremor Local Government Area of Bayelsa State have been suspended
for dereliction of duty by Governor Seriake Dickson.

The affected teachers;Tenkiri Pere, Cornet Akpoaresine, Folorunso
Funso, Berepigi Tiko, Ebenibo Richard, Zuokumor Erica and Lobia Clara
were not at their duty posts during the Governor’s unscheduled visit
to the school.

Expressing dismay over the attitude of some teachers in the State to
duty, Hon. Dickson said his administration would not condone any acts
of lawlessness as he ordered the immediate suspension of the affected
teachers pending the outcome of the findings of a disciplinary panel.

According to him, the present administration will not condone any acts
of indiscipline, stressing the premium it places on the education

“Anybody found wanting in the discharge of his or her official
function will be shown the exit door.

“The suspension of the affected teachers will put their likes on their
toes noting this administration’s seriousness and resolve to address
the rot in our educational system.

“Too often teachers in our various schools, especially those in the
communities have a record of not showing up in classrooms to carry out
work for which they are being paid to do.

“The same is true for nurses and doctors who are employed to provide
medical services in our communities. We will no longer condone this
wanton negligence of duty going on in the State civil service.”

The Governor paid an unscheduled visit to the school during his thank
you tour to Ekeremor Local Government Area of the State.

Earlier, the Principal of the school, Mr. Ebinabo Emomotimi had lauded
the developmental strides of the present administration, especially in
the education sector, submitting that it has further reposition the
State for a better future.

He said the school recently took delivery of free text books as
promised by the State Government.