FG To Weed Out Unqualified Teachers

special education programmeThe Federal Government says it plans to weed out all unqualified teachers in Nigeria’s primary and secondary schools to reform the education sector.

According to the government, the decision was part of efforts to re-position basic education in Nigeria.

The Minister of State for Education, Professor Anthony Anwuka, told a news conference in Abuja on Sunday, that the Federal Government would no longer allow a situation where the teaching profession would be treated as an all-comers affair.

He reiterated the Federal Government’s commitment to qualitative education, saying the developmental strides of any nation is dependent on the quality of education given to pupils at the primary and secondary school levels.

VIDEO: Amaechi Halts Governors Forum Meeting For Presidential Dinner

Fifteen state governors attended the first meeting summoned by Governor Rotimi Amaechi as chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum.

The meeting, the first after the controversial chairmanship elections of the forum, had five state governors from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in attendance.

According to Mr Amaechi, the meeting could not hold in deference to the dinner being hosted by President Goodluck Jonathan at the Presidential Villa.

“We have shifted the meeting to honour the invitation sent to us for dinner by the President. We would have loved to meet, but we have to honour the President’s invitation” he said.

Rivers Crisis: CNPP Expresses Support For Amaechi

Chairmen of opposition political parties in Rivers State under the umbrella of the Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP), have vowed to support the state governor and chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, Chibuike Amaechi, in the challenges facing his administration.

The leader of the opposition parties, Minaebi Dagogo Jack, made the pledge during a solidarity visit to Mr. Amaechi at the Government House in Port Harcourt on Friday.

The opposition parties expressed their support and loyalty to the governor stating that the purpose of their visit was to back the governor on the crisis facing the state.

According to Mr. Dagogo Jack, leaders of the various opposition parties are greatly worried over the recent increases in security threats as a result of internal problems from the ruling the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the state.

Mr Amaechi thanked the opposition party leaders for their visit and support, assuring that he would not disappoint the people of the state.