A startling revelation was made yesterday when a total of 38
cleaners, two accountants and a driver were discovered in the
payroll of a primary school in the riverine area of the State in
which some of the cleaners were re-designated as headmaster
Grade III on grade level 07.
The 38 cleaners, the two accountants and one driver were found
in the payroll of the school with 48 teachers. State Commissioner
for Basic and Secondary Education,Professor Patrick Muoboghare
who made the discovery when he paid an unscheduled visit to
Opukabu Primary school Patani in Patani local government area of
the State described the action of those responsible for the act “as
outright criminality”.
The Commissioner chastised the officially recognised headmaster
of the school and other staff “for conniving with teachers that
were not coming to school but collect their salaries at the end of
the month”.
He noted that some Chairmen of the Local Government Caretaker
Committees had complained to him of the huge wage bills of
primary school teachers which had made it impossible for them
to pay the salaries and other entitlements of council staff as well as
carry out developmental projects.
Just imagine, our Educational sector is in hell!

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