The Plateau State Government, on Friday, tasked Area Directors of Education and School Principals to enforce teachers’ discipline toward ensuring qualitative teaching and improved educational standard.

Chief Venji Lar, Chairman, Teachers Service Commission (TSC) gave the charge while addressing the area directors in his office.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the meeting was aimed at improving the standard of education, which Lar said, “is very low’’ in the state.

“We should be mindful of the indiscipline being perpetrated by our teachers and whose effects are negatively affecting the standard of our education.

“Any teacher found wanting should be thoroughly disciplined or shown the way out if he or she is not ready to teach our children.

“Qualitative teaching is what the government employed them to give our students.

“These students are the future leaders of not just this state, but the nation as a whole, so they deserve quality education from our teachers and nothing short, ’’ he said.

Lar also urged the directors to emphasise to the school principals the need to instill the required discipline in their respective teachers.

He directed them to forward names of principals found conspiring with teachers to deprive the students of quality education to the commission for necessary action.

“We are aware of a situation whereby principals are in the habit of protecting some teachers who abscond from their duty post to undertake studies in some Universities and Colleges of Education.

“We shall discipline any principal or teacher who is fond of indulging in such act,’’ Lar said.

The TSC chairman lamented the low quality of education in the country and advocated for a deliberate national policy that would turn around the sector.

According to him, the Federal and state governments must wake up to the challenge to serve the educational sector, especially as it relates to the future of the nation vis-a-vis its growth and development.

He described the teaching profession as a noble one that should give hope to the younger generation. (NAN)