Edo state governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has given a directive that about 20 teachers in the state-owned primary schools in Benin, the state capital be sacked. Oshiomole declared that his administration would ensure discipline amongst staff of the State Public school system. The governor disclosed this decision when he embarked on an emergency visit to some schools in the state capital, stating that the suitable learning environment provided by the state government would be useless
if teachers failed to make adequate use of the current atmosphere by stepping up their games in line with the vision of the state.. At Asoro primary school, the governor observed discrepancy in the teachers register as those signed in earlier in the day, were absent when he visited. The Governor also visited Western Boys High School and Emokpae Primary School. In his address at Western Boys High School, the Governor called for significant change in the attitude of teachers towards work. He also expressed his displeasure at the rot in the education system. However, at George Idah and Esonere primary schools, all the teachers were present at the time of the Governor’s visit. They conveyed their appreciation to the Governor for infrastructural development in the
school. At another school visited, Payne Primary School, the Head Teacher, Mrs. Ojo pleaded with the Governor to provide more basic amenities for the school.
Written By Osaro Agho