By Ozioruva Aliu
CONTRARY to reports on alleged huge amounts being used to train primary school teachers in Edo state, Chairman of the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Dr Joan Oviawe has said that the Board spends less than N10, 000 per day for the two weeks duration for training of primary school teachers.
Besides, she said that the state primary school teachers were among the best treated teachers in the country.
Speaking at an interactive meeting via zoom with some journalists in Benin City yesterday she explained that in terms of remuneration, the take home pay of teachers was more than that of average civil servants in the state.
She said “How can the state spend one million naira to train one teacher and we have trained 11,400 of them? That will be running into billions of naira. Where is Edo state going to get such an amount from? We spend less than N10, 000 per day for one teacher for the duration of the training which is usually two weeks.
Source: Vanguard Newspaper