Edo State Begins Plan To Weed Out Unqualified Teachers

Channels Television
Updated March 29, 2014

vlcsnap-2014-03-29-19h38m07s236The Edo State governor, Adams Oshiomhole, has promised to do away with teachers in Edo state who fail to display the required teaching competency level.

Mr Oshiomhole made this known during Channels Television’s Saturday breakfast show Sunrise on Saturday.

“Edo State government will not retain in its employment anyone whose suitability in a classroom has not been ascertained” adding that “I have taken steps to assemble professors of education; various aspects of education from University of Benin and have asked them to handle this issue professionally” he said.

The decision, according to him, was reached after his one-on-one experience with public school teachers betrayed the low level of knowledge they impact on their students.

The governor also added that it is not enough for anyone who claims to be a professional in the area to have only the basic qualification required. He however said not all teachers who fail to pass the state competency test will be asked to leave, as there are some categories who require additional training.