TEACHERS have been charged to make integrity and uprightness their watchword in the discharge of duties at their various levels.
This was contained in a communiqué released by the National President of the Association of Business Educators of Nigeria (ABEN), Prof. C.M. Ile and the National Secretary of the association, Dr. Femi Ademiluyi at the 21st Annual National Conference of ABEN at Delta State University, Abraka.
The release stated that since honesty and ethics are indispensable to societal growth, all business practitioners, teachers and indeed, all members of society should endeavour to make integrity their nation.
The conference noted with dismay the practice of selling grades for sex and monetary inducements, and calls on lecturers to deal with students professionally.
Speaking on the resolutions made at the conference, Prof Ile said the Association had discovered the inadequacy in the quantum of new technologies in tertiary institutions and called on institutions and relevant regulatory bodies to provide the new technologies needed for effective teaching and learning in Business Education.
He also said that there exists inconsistency in the Business Education curriculum and called on relevant agencies to involve the Association of Business Educators of Nigeria (ABEN) and industry in regular review of the Business Education curriculum.
He further lauded the efforts being made by the federal government to improve teaching and learning facilities and human capital growth through TETFUND in tertiary institutions and also commended the government of Delta State for the good work it is doing in the education sector, while also appreciating the management of Delta State University, Abraka for the attention it is paying to Business Education Programme.