Bayelsa teachers to undergo competency test soon

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Teachers in the Bayelsa State government payroll are going to undergo competency test soon.

The Governor of Bayelsa State, Mr. Seriake Dickson, had announced this while adding that teachers at the primary and secondary schools in the state would go through some forms of assessment.

He also said a bill would be forwarded to the State House of Assembly to make it compulsory for them to undergo the process as part of their qualifications to teach in the state.

He made the announcement while declaring open a two-day meeting of the Joint National Public Service Negotiation Council in Yenagoa, a statement by his media aide, Francis Agbo, said on Wednesday.

“A bill will be forwarded to the State House of Assembly to make it compulsory for teachers at the primary and secondary school levels to undergo some forms of assessment as part of their qualifications to teach in the state,” Dickson said.

The state government had declared a state of emergency declared on the education sector four years ago.

The Commissioner for Information in Bayelsa State, Hon. Jonathan Obuebite, recently stated that the government had invested massively in infrastructural and facility upgrade of schools and that had ensured that Bayelsa State now places 4 and 5 in the national performance ranking for WAEC and NECO examinations, a remarkable improvement from when its used to place 33 and 34 in the same examinations a few years ago.

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