As part of efforts to address paucity of teachers in some local government areas in the state, the Edo civil service is set to recruit the services of over 10,000 teachers.
Chairman of the State Universal Basic Education, SUBEB, Prince Stephen Alao, disclosed that contracts were currently being awarded for the construction of more schools in the state, adding that over N500 million had been paid to various contractors with a view to facilitate the projects.
Alao explained that government decided to embark on construction of more schools and recruitment of more teachers in the schools due to the influx of pupils into public schools.
He adds that majority of Edo children attend public schools as a result of the massive school renovation the government has embarked on as most primary schools are now well equipped and teachers are no longer teaching under the trees.
The SUBEB boss said the agency has played its role to complement the efforts of the governor at driving quality education delivery in Edo State.
He further disclosed that SUBEB is currently awarding contracts for more schools to be renovated and the governor was very particular, that there must be a primary school project in the 192 wards in Edo State.
Meanwhile in Plateau state, employees of the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) in recent days, have withdrawn their services and halted business activities.
The board’s 319 employees who were initially prudent and attended their daily schedules in good time have complained of non-payment of salaries and allowances thereby making them suffer low morale.
The workers under the auspices of Non Academic Staff Union of Plateau State Universal Basic Education Board (NASU) said they have no plan for a strike over their plight but have decided to stay away from work and save their transport monies because they have not been given salaries for long.