Monday, April 15, 2024

I’ll resign if found collecting money from school principals – Senator Odey


Commissioner for Schooling in Cross River State, Stephen Odey has vowed to resign from his workplace any day he’s discovered to have demanded or collected cash from any faculty principal within the state.

He has additionally vowed to sack principals discovered indulging in extortion of harmless college students and pupils.

Odey stated these when he reeled out achievements of his ministry underneath Gov Bassey Otu.

“Any day you hear that I’ve requested any faculty lecturers or principals for cash, I can’t wait to be eliminated. I’ll resign instantly.

“There are stories suggesting extortions by faculty authorities. These, I can’t tolerate. I received’t condone any principals extorting college students.

“I’ve tried to cease extortion in faculties on this state since my appointment. I’ve disciplined many principals and lecturers discovered culpable.

“We’ve launched into wide-ranging reforms within the training sector, the place measures are utilized on deserving and undeserving lecturers appropriately. ”

Odey disclosed that the proposal to advertise lecturers and interact 6000 extra lecturers was receiving consideration from Gov Otu, including that there was a dearth of lecturers within the state.

He stated to maintain their curiosity plenty of incentives are lined up, including that in recruitment they’ll largely have interaction these within the catchment areas, resembling these residing within the rural areas.

He knowledgeable that a number of the lecturers who had been demoted as a result of there have been deficiencies of their {qualifications}, will now be reinstated having upgraded themselves academically as directed.

On cultism in faculties within the state, Odey stated they’re collaborating with the Division of State Safety, DSS, and the Police to stem it.

“I’ve personally visited faculties in Akamkpa LGA and different LGAs the place stories had been rife about cultism the place severe actions have been taken, leading to a drastic discount in such nocturnal actions by college students.”

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