30 Apac Teachers Face Disciplinary Action for Absenteeism

The trouble for the teachers stemmed from their late reporting when the first term had just opened. It is reported that most of the teachers reported either days or a week after the re-opening of 2019 term one.
Thirty classroom teachers in Apac district face disciplinary action for absconding from duty.

Most of the teachers reported either days or a week after the re-opening of 2019 term one.

The affected schools include Wancolo P.7, Awila P.7 in Akokoro Sub County, Alenga and Apoi primary schools all in Ibuje Sub County among others.

Beatrice Akello Akori, the Apac Resident District Commissioner without divulging particulars of the affected teachers said they have all been summoned to record statements at Apac CPS for absconding from duties.

She said most of the teachers were found not on duty despite the high turn up of pupils.

Robert Atim, the LCIII Chairperson for Chegere Sub County says that they have also recorded low turn up of both teachers and learners in the area.

He said that they have also embarked on an operation to arrest parents whose children have remained at home since the term opened.

Atim said they have also informed the district authorities about teachers who have absconded from duty.

Billy Okunyu, the Apac district Education Officer said they have intensified inspection of teachers' performance to crackdown on those who are often absent from duties.

He said those who have since absconded from duty shall be dealt with in accordance with the public service standing order.

Last week, six head teachers in Apac district were demoted and subsequently transferred due to the poor performance in PLE.

They include Alphonse Otim of Akokoro Primary School, Faustino Otim of Onyany P.7, Constantine Tyang of Alado P.7, Claxon Egwang of Amoocal P.7, Justine Oleke of Akeeto P.7 school and James Okello of Abedi Primary school.