Edo State government cancels teachers’ competency test, restores pay of 936

Edo State Government has soft-pedaled on the planned competency test for teachers in the state even as the government recalled the 936 teachers whose names were deleted from the payroll over certificate discrepancies and age falsification.

Oshiomhole and teacher
Oshiomhole

Also, the Government announced the immediate extention of the relativity to teachers in the state public schools.

Making the announcements today, Governor Adams Oshiomhole during a meeting with the teachers unions and the Nigeria Labour Congress said “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.

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“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 need to ensure the future of the state is not compromised by compromising the future of the Edo child necessitated the action to redefine the educational system in the state. State Government’s commitment to carry out competency test was informed by these broad facts having discovered that some of our teachers were not qualified or up to date with recent teaching methods. Our insistence on the fact that competency test must be seen in this light.

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“However, 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.”

The Governor said in place of the competency test, Government will introduce training and re-training for teachers and all others civil servants in the State, promising that welfare package will be provided during the training exercise

According to him, “On the teachers with falsified age declaration with criminal intentions to cheat, government has resolved to pardon them and retire those whose records show that they are above 60 years while those below 60 years are to return to the classroom with their names returned to the payroll and will benefit from the training programme.

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“Following investigation, the alleged Ghost Workers in Ovia North East Local Government Area who have been found to have actually been on ground will have their two months pending salary paid. I will discuss with the Local Government Chairman on how to effect their payments.”

Responding, the trio of the leadership of organised labour, NLC, TUC, and NUT expressed thanks to the Comrade Governor adding that the prolonged crisis faced by leadership of the organised labour as it affects teachers and workers in the state will now be a thing of the past.

They promised to continually give their full support and allegiance to the administration of the Comrade Governor stressing that teachers in the state will now sleep with both eyes closed.

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10 Responses to "Edo State government cancels teachers’ competency test, restores pay of 936"

  1. Race Track   July 4, 2014 at 7:12 am

    na wetin don turn crase for osho body now. he don dey go from market to market. make una hold am oh b4 he go like rice paper

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  2. Odabi De Duke Davidson   July 4, 2014 at 6:53 am

    Lol. This water chest Enagbahe Osa Enagbahe don come dey rant for here again. Is it not the constitutional right of kpelebe to vie for any position in Nigeria? Yes. No man is God, but Oshio ur demigod is trying to play God. Abeg make u go wear shirt jare.

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  3. Osaretin Jimoh   July 4, 2014 at 6:37 am

    HE MEAN WELL FOR THE STATE,TIME WILL TELL.GOOD SCHOOL WITHOUT GOOD TEACHERS EQUAL TO NOTHING.IT IS THE CHILDREN ATTENDING THOSE SCHOOLS THAT WILL SUFFER .

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  4. Enagbahe Osa Enagbahe   July 4, 2014 at 6:37 am

    RYAN , UR OGA KPELEBE IS D ONE DAT LOST HIS DIRECTION BECOS OF HIS DESPERATE EGO 2 BE D NEXT GOV OF EDO STATE, 4 GOING BACK 2 HIS VOMITE, HE SAID NO MAN IS GOD BUT HAVE NW SHAMELESSLY CHOSEN MAN AS HIS GOD. HE HAS CHOSEN D NAME OF GOD 2 DECEIVE PEOPLE AND PERPETRATE EVIL IN HIS QUEST 4 POWER.

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  5. Mark Macomita Atoe   July 4, 2014 at 5:53 am

    oshio is now a confuse man……e tink say to b gov of edo state na moi moi

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  6. Baba Kev   July 4, 2014 at 5:48 am

    Shortman is confused.

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  7. Reggie Akpata   July 4, 2014 at 5:33 am

    @Bawa old boy dey drown so time to throw unsustainable issues overboard. Maybe it was Fayemi’s exercise that convinced him. Fayemi have teachers laptops, then deducted the cost of them from their salaries without prior notice

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  8. Ryan Oserei   July 4, 2014 at 5:32 am

    The governor has lost direction and focus. Nothing can redeem his image

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  9. Bawa Ahmed   July 4, 2014 at 5:22 am

    Wating u na go take make noise again

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  10. Omoruyi Osamuyi   July 4, 2014 at 4:34 am

    Yes dis was long awaitin ‘ now u vé My support in anyway i cn.

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