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Kogi rids education of corrupt elements

23 June 2014, 20:26

Kogi - Kogi State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) has commenced a compulsory teachers' certificate verification exercise to root out corruption in the education sector.

Chairman of the Interim Management Committee, Steven Aku, said the exercise became necessary because some teachers used fake certificates to gain employment in the state.

Aku attributed the problems of basic education in the state to bad attitude of teachers towards the system.

He said it was worrisome to discover that some people who did not attend tertiary institutions forged certificates with high qualifications to gain employment as teachers in the state.

"We are set to visit all schools where the teachers claim to have attended to ascertain the authenticity of the certificates. We urge those who regard themselves as teachers without genuine certificates to quietly leave the system before the law catches up with them," he said.

He lamented the prevalence of ghost workers who collected salaries on a monthly basis from the state government as teachers.

He appealed to genuine primary school teachers in the state to exercise patience as the committee was working hard to ensure  their salaries were paid within the shortest possible time.

- CAJ News

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