Stop Forging Certificates To Gain Promotion —SUBEB Boss

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                                          17 February 2017 By Uchino Amatey The Executive Chairman of the State Universal Basic Education Board, Dr Stephen Odey has warned teaching and non-teaching staff in the state to desist from forging documents in order to gain promotion or remain in service. He gave this warning during day-3 of the Personnel Verification, Biometrics/Image Capturing and promotion Interview exercise for teachers and Staff of Boki Local Government Education Authority (LGEA). Speaking during the exercise, Dr Odey who expressed his dissatisfaction over the state of affairs in Boki, said “there is no reason to forge certificates to get promotion.  All you need to do is to work hard and advance your studies and you will get to where you want to be” he said. The SUBEB Boss also noted that one of the issues found in Boki was the high number of teachers, who had either falsified their age or mutilated their documents in order to remain in service.
According to him “because of all these abnormalities we have discovered in Boki, we are taking our time to do a thorough job, by the time we release our report the whole world will know that we have done a thorough job. Those who are due for promotion will be granted and those with fake certificates will be fished out, we want to ensure that the education system in Cross River State is improved.” He stated. In a related development, the Board Secretary SUBEB, Mr Cyril Itam has asked all teachers with referred (uncleared) papers in their Teachers’ Grade II Certificate (TCII) not to abandon their results but rather register for the pivotal Teachers Training Programme (PTTP) and remedy their results. Mr Itam stated that, those who got their teaching jobs based on their TCII and are unable to clear their referred papers will be stepped down. “A high number of teachers in Boki have atleast one reffered paper in their TCII. If you got your Job with TCII and have referred papers, you cannot escape it, you have to clear those papers otherwise you will be sent back to grade level 4 no matter how high you have gone, ” He emphasized. While condemning those who resort to forging certificates rather than going through the right process to clear their papers, he noted that the Pivotal Teachers Training Programme (PTTP) is the only exam equivalent to the Teachers’ Grade II Certificate. Meanwhile some of the affected staff who pleaded anonymity said they forged their documents to gain promotion in other not to be left behind by their colleagues. In Boki LGEA a total of ninety-six schools partook In the exercise. Culled from 'State Universal Education Board, CRS, Nigeria' Facebook page