Displeased with the spate of sharp practices among the Community Government Council (CGC) Teachers, the Executive Chairman of Imo State Universal Basic Education Board, IMSUBEB, Dr. Mrs Uche Ejiogu has reiterated her commitment to curb truancy among the 365 CGC teachers in the state.
Dr. Ejiogu was reacting to the threat that some of the teachers had concluded plans to conduct a protest to drive home their demands for several months of unpaid salary.
The IMSUBEB Chairman who spoke to Newsmen in Government House, Owerri, faulted their claim with insinuations that such should not have reared its ugly head at a time the Governor of the state, Owelle Rochas Okorocha has been “prompt in paying workers’ salaries, as well as lifting the ban on promotion of civil servants.”
Dr. Ejiogu informed that the disgruntled teachers are those who show no commitment in the discharge of their duties and gave instance, where some of them don’t go to classes but will be quick to demand for their salary at month end.
She explained that the Board directs Microfinance Bank to pay only those who were dedicated to the job as recommended by their school headmasters/headmistresses.
She added that the Board has since intensified effort to carry out intensive monitoring and evaluation of the CGC teachers, all in a bid to ensure that “we don’t defraud the government by engaging mediocres”.
She seized the opportunity to laud Governor Okorocha on his achievements in the education sector.
Meanwhile, IMSUBEB is the board that caters for primary schools and junior secondary schools in the state.