Edo State Government has simply reversed their intention of the planned competency test scheduled for teachers in Edo state and recalled the 936 sacked teachers over age falsification.
The Governor of Edo state Comrade Adams Oshiomhole made the announcement when he had a meeting with the Nigeria Unionof Teachers (NUT) and the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) said:
“On assumption of office, it was very clear to me and my colleagues that our future is defined by the level of investment in education and the quality of the basic education we provide for our children and that is why we have devoted resources to the rebuilding of our Primary Schools, Junior and Senior Secondary Schools.
“For me, it was clear coming from my own background, I had obligation to restore dignity to the educational sector in the state. Basic education is like the foundation of a house. If the foundation is weak, the building will collapse but if the foundation be strong, it will withstand the test of time. It is easier to re roof than to re build a complete house”
He said the need to ensure the future of the state is not by compromising the future of the Edo child, but the necessity and action to redefine the educational system in the state, He said this was why the state government was committed to carry out competency test.