Edo to employ more teachers

Posted by News Express | 7 November 2016 | 2,694 times

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Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has given the assurance that the state government will employ more teachers before the end of his administration.

He said this on Friday during an interactive session with female students of different schools at the second ‘Edo State Festival of the Girl Child’ organized by ‘We Care Trust Foundation,’ a pet project of the wife of the Governor, Mrs Lara Oshiomhole.

He said: “My take-away from this meeting is that the Commissioner for Education, before he retires next week, must between now and Tuesday give me a list of mathematics teachers, English language, English literature, geography, science teachers and arts teachers.

“We have already done the interview; we will select a number and we will post them to your schools next week before the end of my tenure, so that you will be able to say, when you met with the Governor, you told him that you needed mathematics teacher, five days later a mathematics teacher has resumed in your school, and physics teacher, etc.”

The Governor also acknowledged the need for laboratory equipment in the schools but regretted that his administration would not be able to deliver it before leaving office.

He, however, promised: “I will do a memo, I will sign, and Godwin Obaseki, when he assumes office, will ensure that the equipment is provided,” adding that the libraries would also get better stocked.

Oshiomhole assured the students that his successor will ensure that the other schools that are under construction are completed.

“We still have some blocks that have not been finished. Those will be completed, and the ones that we haven’t yet started, the next governor will continue from where I am going to stop.”

“Government, as they say, is a continuum. One governor and one government cannot finish everything. But if the next governor does as much as we have done, and I know that the next governor will do even more than what we have done, then all the schools in Edo State will begin to look like Imaguero College, Idia College and New Era College.”

The ‘Edo State Festival of the Girl Child’ is a gender-focused initiative for mobilising women and the girl child to take a positive active interest in affirmative action through promoting female folks empowerment and gender equality in the society.

This initiative seeks to create mass awareness among females at all levels, of their human rights and obligations as active citizens of Nigeria and Edo State in particular. (Channels TV)

•Photo shows Gov. Oshiomhole.

Source: News Express

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