Deiyai, 17/2 (Jubi)- Many teachers in Deiyai regency are avoiding their duties and prefer to stay in the cities, leaving many students abandoned, an education official said.
Adii Natalis, Secretary of the Department of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports (Dikbudpora) of Deiyai regency, on Sunday (2/16) urged schools there to address the problem of teachers’ absenteeism seriously.
“At the moment, we are gathering data. As soon as we are done, we will start to analyze data and visit the schools,” Natalis, an alumnus of Cenderawasih University, said.
He said many schools have been built but lacked facilities.
“That is fine if you want to pursue infrastructure. Yet, the most important is how to provide essential facilities in order to produce good quality of human resources in the area.” he added.
Previously tabloidjubi.com reported that four elementary schools are threatened with closure because of a lack of teachers. Those schools are SD Inpres Digibagata, SD YPPGI Widuwkiya, YPPK Wagomani SD, and SD YPPGI Deemago.
“I don’t know whether there is no single teacher in Deiyai regency or all teachers run away from duty and prefer to stay in town,” Domingoes Pigay, a lecturer of WalterPost Divinity School, told tabloidjubi.com in Post 7 Sentani, on Saturday afternoon (2/15). ( Jubi/ Hom/ Tina)