Edo Govt promotes over 2600 teachers, elevates others to Directors

a cross section of the teachers during the ceremony

FIC Report (Edo State) – As part of moves to sustain a highly-motivated teaching workforce, the Edo State Government has promoted over 2,600 teachers across the state and elevated 171 others to Directors Cadre (Level 17 officers).

Addressing the beneficiaries during the presentation of Letters of Promotion, the Governor, represented by the State Deputy Governor, Rt. Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu commended the teachers for their service to the state.

The Governor noted that teachers in the state were relegated to the background in the past.  He said that through workshops and meetings with stakeholders, he was able to identify welfare, training and learning as important ingredients to raise the standard of the teaching profession in the state. Hence he placed premium on those identified factors.

“This journey is what everyone is celebrating today by giving them letters. You cannot give what you don’t have. The recent statistics show that in the last three years, Edo State came up between first and third in the West African Examination Council (WAEC) exams.” he added.

The Governor credited the recent feat of the students to the new and improved ways of teaching in Edo State.

At the occasion, the Commissioner for Education, Mr Jimoh Ijegbai said that  Governor Obaseki will continue to keep to every promise he made to Edo people, urging all the teachers to be agents of change and double their efforts to move Edo State from the second to first position in WAEC ranking.

He urged the teachers to work assiduously and ensure the re-election of Governor Godwin Obaseki for a second term.

In his welcome address, the Chairman, Edo State Post Primary Education Board, Rt. Hon. Rev. Gabriel Oiboh, expressed appreciation to the Governor for promoting the teachers.

He noted that the Obaseki-led administration has remained committed to the welfare of teachers. “Our teachers are the most motivated in the workforce and among the first to enjoy minimum wage when other states are still negotiating. The most recent demonstration of the commitment to welfare of teachers is the training of teachers by the Teachers’ Regulatory Council of Nigeria last year December“he added.

By Besiru Enakhimion.