SHODDY JOB: NASARAWA ASSEMBLY SUMMON ADEFO VENTURES, SUBEB, OTHERS. PROMISES DISCIPLINARY ACTION AGAINST 20 TEACHERS FOR ABSENTEEISM
The Nasarawa State House of Assembly Committee on Education has summoned Adefo Ventures, the contractor handling most of the school projects across the state to appear before the committee on Monday, March 23rd, 2020 by 10 am over sub-standard jobs.
The House has also invited the management of the state Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) to appear alongside the contractor to give some clarifications on why Adefo Ventures work in remote areas are substandard than those in urban centers.
Hon Daniel Ogah Ogazi, the Chairman of the Committee gave the directive on Thursday when he led other members of the committee in continuation of the committee's inspection tour of School projects in Akwanga and Wamba Local Government Areas of the state respectively.
The committee said it has equally identified some contractors that their jobs are substandard and will submit their list to SUBEB to bring them for clarifications before the committee within next week.
Ogaz has also summoned 20 teachers of Government Junior Secondary School, Kurmin Tagwaye, Akwanga Local Government Area of Nasarawa State to appear before the committee on Monday, March 23rd, 2020 by 10 am over their absents in their duties post.
Ogaz said that the committee would take appropriate action against the 20 teachers who are not in their duties post on Thursday, March 19. to serve as a deterrent to others.
According to him, "this school has 43 teachers based on what the principal told us, only 20 teachers are present, 3 took excused and we did not see the remaining 20 teachers as they are absent".
" They teachers will appear on Monday to explain to us why they are not in their duties post today when we visited the school, " he said.
Ogaz urged teachers to be committed to their duties in order to complement the state government's huge investment in the education sector.
He has commended the headteacher and teachers of Islamic Primary School, Akwanga for being committed to their duties and called for its sustenance.
The Chairman directed the Best Folks Institute of Science and Technology, Wamba, a private school operating on the structure of Islamiya Primary School, Wamba to vacate the school on or before tomorrow, March 20 or face sanction.
Ogaz further said, " We have observed that some contractors have adhered strictly to the specifications of their projects while others did not.
" It is in view of this that we are directing all contractors handling school projects across the state to complete their works in the next two weeks or face revocation.
" We are also inviting the management of SUBEB to appear on Monday, March 23rd alongside some contractors who failed to adhered to their project specifications," he said.
Ogaz commended Gov. Abdullahi Sule for the massive construction and renovations of schools across the state.
He has assured the committee's continued readiness to move around the ongoing projects in order to ensure that quality works are delivered to the contractors.
He urged community leaders to take ownership of projects works in their domains to ensure that the right things done by contractors.
" We are also calling on community leaders to take ownership of projects in their domains to ensure that contractors adhere to the specifications of their projects, ' he said
It would be reported that projects inspected include LGEA Primary School, Ningo, LGEA Primary School, Nunku, LGEA Primary School, Mada Hills, Islamic primary School, Akwanga, LGEA Primary School, Kurmin Tagwaye, LGEA Primary School, Buku, all in Akwanga Local Government Area of the state.
Others are LGEA Primary School, Gbata, LGEA Primary School, Wamba Kurmin, Islamiya Primary School, Wamba, CMS Primary School, Wamba, LGEA Primary School, Wamba, RCM Primary School, Wamba, Nuru Islam Primary School, Wamba, LGEA Primary School, Gwagi Wamba, Kango Sudan Primary School, Wamba, LGEA Primary School, Mararaba Gongon, LGEA Primary School, Sin Baki, SUM Science Pilot School Chess, LGEA Primary School, Arum Kado, LGEA Primary School, Arum Tumara, LGEA Primary School, Turkwan, LGEA Primary School, Turkwan Mission and LGEA Primary School, Yashi Sarki, all from Wamba Local Government Area of the State.
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