General news

Commissioner says no teachers recruitment in Edo in 10 years



Mr Jimoh Ijegbai, the Edo Commissioner for Education, said the state had not recruited teachers for its public schools in the last 10 years.

Ijegbai stated this while speaking with newsmen on Monday in Benin.

“In this state, for over 10 years, teachers were not recruited into our schools.

“It did not start with this administration (Gov. Godwin Obaseki’s); we have taken the statistics of the gap and I know we will fill the gap in 2020.

“Our reform will not be complete without having teachers in critical areas. We are aware that there is dearth of teachers but we are going to recruit teachers,’’ he said.

The commissioner said that the Obaseki-led administration was doing everything possible to change the narrative.

He said the governor had not only initiated and implemented the best education policy – “EdoBest’’ but had done a lot to revamp vocational and technical education in the state.

He said EdoBest was dedicated to laying a solid foundation for children up to primary school level, while vocational and technical schools would provide employment opportunities for young school leavers.

The commissioner said that no fewer than 250 public schools had either been constructed or reconstructed across the state in the last one year.

He also said the government was making efforts in two other crucial areas in the state, being agriculture and boosting the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR).

Ijegbai said from a little above N30 million monthly at the inception of the current administration, IGR rose to over N300 million in December 2019.

“To those in and outside the state, they can see that Gov. Obaseki has done excellently well.

“He (Governor) said we must devise technology to use in collecting revenue so that we can plug all the loopholes.

“The entire 18 Local Government Areas of the state could only raise N33 million monthly but when technology was introduced, their IGR shot up to about N300 million in December 2019.

“If you compare N30 million and N300 million you should decide whether we should go back to the old ways or continue with what we already started.

“The populace will be the greatest beneficiary of good governance,’’ he said.

Edited by: Johnson Eyiangho/Donald Ugwu

Icardi double gives PSG 2-0 win at Reims Ronaldo double earns point for Juventus at Roma Messi back in scoring business in dream start for Koeman Ajibade, Azeez win Asiwajuniwa Cycling Tournament KDSG advises civil servants against strike Paris knife attack suspect says he was targeting Charlie Hebdo – Police source Congolese security forces thwart rebel attempt to seize mining hub 171 millionaires emerge in Dangote Cement Promo President Buhari greets Onabule at 81 Oba Oniru wants LASG to recognize “Isese Day” Onyeama calls for peace in Enugu APC World Tourism Day: NCF showcases Nigeria’s rich conservation park‍  I-G condemns attack on security convoy in Borno 2020/2021 Legal Year: Clergy tasks judges on justice, fight against corruption FG applauds CAN’s roles in nation building Bankers institute re-certifies NDIC academy as training provider for banking industry Post COVID-19: Expert proffers strategies for business revival Vardy’s hat-trick inspires Leicester City to 5-2 win over Manchester City Community repatriates 43 Nigerian women stranded in Lebanon Electricity: Ojota community protests ‘crazy’ bills, disconnections LASG says MSMEs key to economic recovery  Valentino picks Milan over Paris for rare live fashion show 60th Independence: Sanwo-Olu urges citizens to rededicate to nation’s unity In Paris, a fashion eco-system on edge as shows disappear French Open: Wawrinka thrashes Murray as big match falls flat 13 B/Haram terrorists, 23 family members surrender to troops in Borno -DHQ Malami donates N11m to Kebbi flood victims Jos airport renovation 95 per cent completed – Manager FG mulls policy on zero rating for educational websites Tourism Day: Nigeria to leverage on tourism to boost grassroots devt.- Minister Buhari’s policies yielding fruitful results – Gov Bagudu Ministry to create platform for lifting 100m Nigerians out of poverty Oil palm growers commend Buhari, CBN for empowering small holder farmers Nigerians renew call on Multichoice, others on pay as you go tariff NIHOTOUR will work with private sector for sustainable development of tourism -Kangiwa Men like Justice Karibi-Whyte, difficult to find anymore -NBA President Gov. Wike describes late Karibi-Whyte as a super hero, incorruptible jurist Inter hits two late goals to beat Fiorentina 4-3 Beaten Betis coach Pellegrini blames VAR in defeat to Real Madrid COVID-19: Nigeria cases now 58,198 with 49,722 discharged Ministry official advocates regular dog vaccination to end rabies by 2030 COAS inspects ongoing projects in Army Super Camp, Ngamdu School resumption: Expert advocates provision of clean water to check spread of infections Armed Forces College holds memorial service for 1992 Ejigbo plane crash victims Increased tariff: Previous administration created problem in power sector Scores of terrorists killed in massive airstrikes on hideouts in Borno – DHQ Wike promises early completion of 258-bed mother, child hospital in Port Harcourt Yobe IPAC agrees with LG elections postponement Brazil court postpones league game after several COVID-19 positive tests Don charges media on changing maternal health narratives