Governor Adams Oshiomhole in continuation of his unscheduled visits to educational institutions in Edo State, ordered the immediate promotion of three school teachers after one of such visits yesterday.
In an opposite action, he also directed the demotion of the principal of Annunciation Catholic Junior Secondary School, Irrua, in Esan Central Local Government Area for alleged incompetence.
“It gives me some confidence to find all is not lost” the governor said, while on an on-the-spot assessment of attendance and punctuality of teachers in schools at Edo Central.
Governor Oshiomhole also doled out cash gifts to some teachers in appreciation of their commitment.
He said: “You are an example of what is possible and I am proud of you. It gives me some comfort that even in the midst of this madness, there are some people who we can still be proud of, who take their responsibilities seriously.
“It gives me some relief. It is worrisome to find that majority of teachers are involved in late coming or absenteeism. That is not the best we can do for our state.
“When we punish those who are guilty of late coming or absenteeism, we should reward those who are doing their jobs well. We have to use the carrot and stick.
“I am happy that we have a few of you who recognize that the work place is a serious place and you have a contract and you have a duty to service that contract.”