Take as­sess­ment se­ri­ously, Osh­iom­hole tells teach­ers

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Vin­cent Egun­yanga, Benin

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.

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An il­le­gal solid min­er­als pro­cess­ing fac­tory dis­cov­ered by Gover­nor Isa Yuguda of Bauchi in Toro LGA of Bauchi State yes­ter­day. NAN

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