Ughelli – Evangelist Emozobi Peter, Secretary to Ughelli North Local Government Area Education Authority, in Delta State, has commended Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, the Delta State governor, for making much input in the local government education authority even with the poor economic situation facing the nation.
Emozobi gave the commendation in Ughelli while speaking with our correspondent during the Secretary’s working visits to primary schools under his control to monitor the new system of check-in and check-out geared at checkmating ghost workers through the newly introduced clock-in and click-out machine for government workers by the state government.
He called on all Deltans to give the governor unlimited support to enable him achieve fulfill his dreams for Deltans.
He praised Okowa for his helping hands towards payment of backlog of salaries and urged them to ensuring welfare of primary school teachers in the state.
Emozobi said that Governor Okowa deserved kudos for the massive renovation of primary schools and dilapidated buildings as well as perimeter fencing round the schools to provide security to the school children.
The Local Education Authority Secretary, however, sympathised with teachers and non-teaching staff over their salaries still pending for months now and appealed to the teachers to be patient while government was working on the modality to offset the huge arrears.
The secretary listed punctuality, detection of ghost workers, saving of millions of Naira and improved working condition as some of the advantages of the newly introduced clock in, clock out system.
He disclosed that his visit to the schools to monitor the success of the exercise was to discourage clocking-in and run-out of the school to their nearby homes only to come back at closing hours to clock-out.
He said that the full working hours must be put in completely and utilised in the school premises or be regarded as absentee.
He warned community youths who still go about disturbing contractors handling projects in the primary schools within their community demanding for development levies to stop the habit insisting that it was affecting development of the primary schools in the state.