TVC E (BENIN) - Edo State government has approved the take-off of the Tayo Akpata University of Education, Ekiadolor, in a bid to upgrade the qualities of teachers and improve the quality of learning in schools.
Speaking during the presentation of a report by Prof Dennis Agbonlahor Committee set up by the state government to evaluate the state-owned institutions of higher learning, Governor Oshiomhole said the upgrading Ekiadolor to a university is to ensure that NCE teachers are not in the state’s secondary schools.
“Because the quality of teachers is important, my view is that to teach in our secondary schools: junior and senior secondary schools, we must have Bachelor of Education (B.ED) so that the students will be in very good hands.”
According to Oshiomhole, “the mass failure in exam is not by accident. If pupils have not learnt, it might as well be because the teachers have not taught. So, that...