All school teachers in Bayelsa State are expected to pass
necessary examinations prescribed by the supervising authorities for them to be
absorbed into the new education system.
will be based on what they are teaching the pupils at the end of the on-going
training programmes for teachers in the state.
The state Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson, who expressed his
government’s commitment to the
training and welfare of teachers, stated
that this is the most critical component in the education sector.
Hon. Dickson noted that while his administration strives to
equip teachers with modern methods of teaching and instructional materials,
they are expected to put in their optimum performance in imparting requisite
He also underscored the need for teachers as custodians of
children to go back to the basics by focusing on instilling the right values in
children in the moulding of their character.
As a mark of government’s commitment towards transforming education
infrastructure, the governor announced the completion of the Teachers Training
Institute which is a part of the state College of Education at Sagbama .
Hon. Dickson, who disclosed that government will have
regular interaction with headmasters and principals in the state, also decried
lobbying by teachers on postings to urban areas, adding that some teachers will be sent abroad for
training, who will in turn train others.
Speaking, the Commissioner for Education, Chief Salo Adikumo
remarked that 2,000 teachers are expected to participate in the workshop, while
additional 3,000 will undergo similar training, bringing the total number of
trainees to 5,000.
Also speaking, the Acting Executive Secretary, Universal
Basic Education Commission (UBEC), Prof. C.O Onocha said the commission places
great premium on the continuous development of
professional skills of teachers.
Prof. Onocha, who was represented by Prof Sylvester Enyinaya
commended Governor Dickson for the steps taken so far to revamp the education
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NOSDRA Yet To Discover Cause Of Dead Fishes On N’Delta Coastline
The National Oil Spills Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA), says it is yet to establish any link between oil leaks and death fishes that float and litter the Atlantic coastline across the Niger Delta region.
The agency said it was coordinating a multi-agency investigation, aimed at unraveling the cause of the reported massive death of fishes within the nation’s territorial waters and was looking beyond the oil industry.
Director-General of NOSDRA, Mr Idris Musa, told newsmen in a telephone chat on Wednesday in Yenagoa, that investigation was already ongoing in spite the COVID-19 lockdown.
According to Musa, officials of NOSDRA deployed from Warri, Yenagoa and Port Harcourt have conducted site visits to the Atlantic coastline in Delta, Bayelsa and Rivers to collect water and fish samples for tests.
”NOSDRA carried out a reconnaissance of the area in Delta where we first got the report through a member of a non- governmental organisation.
“There is no incident of oil spill within the area of reported dead fishes, notwithstanding that a few dead fishes were seen along the shoreline.
“The event of recent days where the death of fishes in large numbers make it expedient to look beyond oil spillage as the likely cause of death of fishes in such large numbers,” he said.
Musa said that the agency collected samples of water, sediments and some of the dead fishes for laboratory testing, and in doing so, brought on board other relevant government agencies that have mandate on the territorial waters, in particularly the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Nigerian Institute of Oceanography and Marine Research (NIOMR) and the Federal Institute of Fisheries Research.
“Also, the National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA) for all hands on deck assessment of the possible cause or causes of death of the fishes in such large numbers,” Musa said.
The NOSDRA chief executive said that the results of ongoing laboratory analysis would be compared with results from the participating agencies to profer an effective solution and ensures a more stringent regulation in future.
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