In a bid to checkmate fraud and ghost workers as well as to enhance effective time management and accurate record keeping for the primary education and local government, Delta State Association of Local Government of Nigeria (ALGON) and the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) have announced the commencement of the implementation of the electronic attendance register for staff of local government councils and local government education authorities across the state.
In a joint statement signed by the Delta state chairman of ALGON, Mr. Constantine Ikpokpo and the Chairman of SUBEB, Mr. Sunny Ogwu, obtained by HardReporters, said that the commencement of the electronic attendance register for staff of the local government councils and local government authorities across the 25 local government areas of the state is aimed at enhancing effective, accurate and timely record keeping for the primary education sector and the local government.
According to the statement, the introduction of the electronic clock-in system, which is in line with world best practice, is in continuation of the ongoing staff verification exercise in local government councils and local government education authorities across the state, adding that “For the avoidance of doubts, the exercise is not under any guise or in any form intended to witch hunt or victimize primary school teachers and local government staff.”
While explaining that by the introduction of the electronic clock-in system, all staff are expected to clock in with their fingerprints upon resumption in the morning, after the long break and to clock out at the close of work, the statement enjoined all Staff and stakeholders to abide by the directive and work closely with the relevant authorities towards the successful implementation of the new system, with the utmost assurance of the sincerity and commitment of government.