The Governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole, has revealed plans of his administration to employ more teachers this week, before the end of his administration, to ensure that quality education is given to students in public schools in the state.
He gave the assurance while speaking 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. Iara Oshiomhole, in Benin City, Friday.
Governor Oshiomhole said, “my takeaway 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, etcetera.”
The Governor continued, “In many of your schools, you are happy with the buildings, the equipment, but even for the laboratory equipment, you need modern ones, and where you don’t have, they will be provided.
I am not sure how long it takes to order them and to have them delivered because we don’t have them right in any warehouse now.
So, we won’t be able to deliver those before the end of my tenure, but I will do a memo, I will sign, and Godwin Obaseki, when he assumes office, he will ensure those equipment are provided. “