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Bayelsa governor suspends nine teachers for neglecting duty

15 December 2013, 15:37

Abuja - Gov. Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa has suspended nine teachers from the Community Secondary School, Aleibiri, Ekeremor Local Government Area, for dereliction of duty.

A statement by Daniel Iworiso-Markson, Dickson’s chief press secretary, said the teachers were not at their duty posts when the governor paid an unscheduled visit to the school.

The statement, released on Saturday in Yenagoa, said that Dickson, who was on a thank-you tour, expressed dismay at the attitude of some teachers to duty.

It quoted Dickson as saying that his administration would not condone indiscipline and that the teachers would remain suspended pending the outcome of the findings of a disciplinary panel.

"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.

"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."



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