It was surprise and shock during the verification of certificates of Primary School teachers in Edo State when a teacher, Mrs Augusta Odemwinge, could not read the documents she presented as part of her credentials.
The Daily Post reports that Governor Adams Oshiomhole, who paid an unscheduled visit to the venue, was one of the witnesses.
He was hugely disappointed at the woman that he said “If you can’t read, what do you teach the pupils, what do you write on the board?”
Oshiomhole had checked some of the teacher’s credentials and documents presented.
But the woman jittered as she did. It was then found out that she could not clearly read her own affidavit.
Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Teachers in the state, Comrade Patrick Ikosimi, who was also present described the development as “an embarrassment”.
He restated the union’s commitment to partner with the state government to sanitise the school system.
He said: “We are committed to partnering with the government to reposition Education in the state. What this teacher has just displayed is a show of shame, it shows the decadence in the education sector.
“As the chairman of NUT, I have written to the governor that we are in total support of what he is doing. He should properly involve the NUT so that, together we can fish out the culprits who are not viable as far as the system is concerned,” he said