Take assessment seriously, Oshiomhole tells teachers
Teachers in public primary and secondary schools in Edo State who fail to submit themselves for the assessment exercise organized by the state government may have their names deleted from the state’s payroll, Governor Adams Oshiomhole, has said.
Receiving report of the exercise from the Teachers’ Assessment Committee led by Professor Dennis Agbonlahor, former vice chancellor, Ambrose Alli University, Oshiomhole said: “I can readily tell you that no teacher will remain on the pay roll of Edo State government if he/she is not assessed and considered fit to be entrusted with a classroom or a particular subject.”
“This for us is not politics; it is to stress the essence of governance and prepare our kids for the future. Flipping through the report, it is clear that you did a thorough job; painstakingly analyzing all the issues like elder statesmen and good educationists in spite of the harassment and subtle threat. I believe that this will help us to have greater insight into the challenge of managing an efficient and reliable primary and secondary education. Even more importantly, you have ideas of what we have to do with the outcome and you gave a set of options. I want to assure you that having generously obliged your time, and courageously carried out this assignment, we will have the political will to deal with all the issues. We are in politics to drive change. I do not think it is enough for someone to say that was how I met it. I want to be remembered as a guy who took the difficult decision and at the end paid the price,” he said.
An illegal solid minerals processing factory discovered by Governor Isa Yuguda of Bauchi in Toro LGA of Bauchi State yesterday. NAN