Oshiomhole Summones 1,300 Teachers To Defend Certificates

The Edo State Government has invited 1,300 Primary school teachers with irregularities in their education certificates and age records to appear before a verification committee to defend themselves.

This was made known by the state Govenor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, during a meeting held with the leadership of the state Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) led by Comrade Emmanuel Ademokun and the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) led by Comrade Patrick Ikosimi.

The governor who said that the exercise was not to witch-hunt anybody, however insisted that it would not be business as usual and that those who have become too old to teach would have to give way.

Oshiomhole said “it is not my wish to preside over dismissals. First it is not cheap. Secondly, I have a responsibility to keep Edo going and ensure that our children are in good hands of teachers who are senile and also still strong and competent to teach.

“If the facts reveal that there are teachers in the classroom who do not have the requisite qualification, you cannot insist that they remain in the system. The good news is that those who are not too old, who are capable of training, if we find that they are deficient and it is possible for them to benefit from training, we will give them training, what is not acceptable is to say it is business as usual”, he noted.

The governor argued “we can mismanage everything in our country, if you mismanage education, you are killing our tomorrow, our collective future. The roads we are building, we won’t have the brains to look over them. In the absence of brains, we won’t have growth and development.

Source: Leadership News

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