Edo State Government has reversed
The planned competency test for teachers in Edo State have been reversed by the state government, with the 936 teachers whose names were deleted from the payroll over certificate discrepancies and age falsification recalled.
Government also announced the immediate extension of the relativity to teachers in the state public schools.
Governor Adams Oshiomhole made the announcement on Thursday during a meeting with the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) and the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC).
“On assumption of office, it was very clear to me and my colleagues that our future is defined by the level of investment in education and the quality of the basic education we provide for our children and that is why we have devoted resources to the rebuilding of our Primary Schools, Junior and Senior Secondary Schools.
“For me, it was clear coming from my own background, I had obligation to restore dignity to the educational sector in the state. Basic education is like the foundation of a house. If the foundation is weak, the building will collapse but if the foundation be strong, it will withstand the test of time. It is easier to re roof than to re build a complete house,” the governor said.
According to him, there is need to ensure the future of the state is not by compromising the future of the Edo child, but the necessity and action to redefine the educational system in the state, which he stated as the reason why the state government was committed to carrying out competency test.
“But having listened to all suggestions and consultations with various groups, government has agreed to set aside the competency or assessment test in order to re-assure Edo workers that government has no intention to sack anyone,” he stressed.