Uduaghan Tasks Teachers on Mass Failure in Exams.
Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan on Tuesday challenged teachers to show greater commitment to their duties so as to address the recurring problem of mass failures in public examinations in the country.
Uduaghan at the 2010 World Teachers’ Day Celebration in Asaba urged the teachers to "gird" their "loins and be prepared to address this drift. Show greater commitment to (their) duties."
The Governor who was represented by his deputy, Professor Amos Utuama (SAN) observed that teachers owe the country and their respective states a duty to rise up to the challenge so that student performance in public examinations could be enhanced.
He however noted that there was a compelling reason for governments at all levels to appreciate the contribution of teachers to education and national development, stressing, "teachers are critical to our developmental process."
Uduaghan said that his administration was committed to education as a cornerstone of the three-point agenda, explaining" it forms the foundation of our human capital development. "That is why every sincere effort is being made to take issues of welfare and career growth seriously. Most recently, over five thousand teaching and non teaching staff were recruited in the state.
"Such a massive investment in the education sector underscores the importance this administration attaches to education. I therefore, urge our teachers to be patient with government at all times, as we partner to improve our education system.
"We must all work to achieve the aim of this special World Teachers Day, which is to activate support for teachers. Let us pay tribute to teachers who helped to shape and challenge the minds of the young, guide and train them for lifelong learning to enable them contribute more meaningfully, to the social, economic and intellectual development of our State and country in general."