Oshiomhole sacks teachers for absenteeism, lateness

APC Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole
APC Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole

At least 24 teachers have been dismissed in two weeks


The Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, has fired dozens of public school teachers for absenteeism, and lateness to work after embarking on a series of unannounced visits to schools.

The governor sacked four secondary school teachers for absenteeism and lateness on Monday, bringing the tally of those sanctioned within the past two weeks to more about 24.

Twenty teachers had earlier been sacked last Tuesday at Asoro Primary School, Emokpae Model Primary School, Western Boys High School, George Idah Model School and Esonere Primary School.

At an unscheduled visit to some schools in Etsako West Local Government Area of the state on Monday, Mr. Oshiomhole said the attitude of some of the teachers was “not encouraging.”

He asked for support from the teachers, and declared that his quest to re-position public schools was not negotiable. He also warned teachers against improper dressing to school, and said those found wanting will not be retained by the state government.

“I am afraid if the attitude currently being displayed by teachers is allowed to continue, the state will not only be in trouble but the country as a whole,” Mr. Oshiomhole said.

“We expect the teachers not only to take their job seriously but inculcate in the students values that will change the society for the better,” he added.

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