The Jigawa State Government has announced that some teachers said to have gone for in-service courses in universities across the world, have graduated but has since refused to report to their place of work.
This has caused the government to indefinitely suspend all in-service training courses and led them to create a special committee to find the teachers involved as well as find other teachers receiving salaries without showing up at work. The government is reportedly furious that the teachers betrayed its trust by staying abroad instead of returning home to put their expertise to use.
The Head of Service for Jigawa state, Mohammed Inuwa Tahir, told journalists yesterday that some workers spent 14 to 15 years studying. “What kind of degree course does a worker spend 15 years studying and still collecting salaries. Our government will not condone laziness and unfair act by some workers who have the habit of completing their study and refusing to report back to their place of work.”
The officials said the screening committee was established to fish out absentees and ghost workers, contrary to some insinuations that it was set up to witch-hunt workers.