The Special Assistant to governor Udom Emmanuel on Education Monitoring, Akparawa Udeme Udofia has disclosed that public and private schools in the state have received positive impacts, since the resumption of second term as a result of weekly school monitoring exercise instituted by the Education, monitoring unit of the governor’s office.
Udofia, who dropped the hint, Tuesday, May 18th, 2021 during monitoring at St. Micheal’s Primary School, Otoro Abak, noted that the monitoring has made a lot of impacts within the period under review as it has sent signal to schools that are yet to be visited, for them not to be found wanting when visited. He particularly commended the head teacher, Mr Anderson Ubom for being proactive and responsive to the teaching guides.
According to him, “attendance to classes from our records has brought tremendous growth as a result of our routine monitoring exercise. The government, through Ministry of Education is carrying out this exercise to ascertain level of compliance by teachers and students.”
Udofia, however frowned at the practice of using the school premises for none school activities during school hours saying, people have flouted the state government’s order.
“We want to see good result that is why the state government had before now banned the use of school fields for functions during school hours, however, the government says any group seeking to use schools for their services, are to request and obtain the express permission of the Commissioner for Education.”
He explained that the use of school field during school hours will distract learning and reduce students’ productivity.
Udofia said that government is working round the clock to insulate the state from the pangs of the current economic distress, while assuring that the Udom Emmanuel-led administration despite the biting economic situation in the country has encouraged all teachers to always give their best.
During the visit some issues which topped the discussion were; complete lesson note, good dressing, punctuality, poor attitudes to work, as exhibited by some teachers, and many other issues.
Some school heads used the opportunity to thank Governor Udom Emmanuel for creating a peaceful ambience for learning to thrive.
The schools visited were; Christ the King Primary School, Wellington Bassey Way, Uyo, Saint Micheal’s Primary School, Otoro, Abak and Secondary Commercial School, Ikot Etukudo, Abak.