Edo stops competency test, bows to teachers’ pressure

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The Edo State Government has put on hold its plans to conduct a mandatory competency test for teachers in its service.

The state government had asked public primary school teachers in the state to present themselves for the mandatory test to be held in three tertiary institutions in the state.

However, at a meeting of stakeholders in the education sector with the organised labour, the state government agreed with the state chapter
of the Nigeria Union of Teachers to shelve the test, earlier scheduled for Saturday.

A statement by the state chairman and secretary of the NUT, Mike Uhunmwangho and Akin Adeojo respectively, added that the Edo State Government also agreed to review the cases of the 836 teachers that were sacked in December 2013, after the outcome of a verification exercise it conducted.

The statement added that a committee, comprising representatives of government and organised labour would be set up to work out details
and determine those suitable for a recall.

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