Teachers biometric image capturing exe: C`River SUBEB boss elevates nanny, securityman to classroom teachers

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Richard Ndoma|26 February 2017 The Cross River State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB, over the weekend elevated two of its non teaching staff to classroom teachers after authority of the Board discovered that the security man and the nanny had requisite qualifications to teach. Executive Chairman of the Board Dr. Steven Odey in a question and answer sesion with journalists said the elevation became necessary given the fact that the two non teaching staff had upgraded themselves with the necessary academic qualification that can catapault them into becoming classroom teachers. The non teaching staff who benefitted from the benevolence of SUBEB are Mr. Ubi Michael, a former security man with the Presbyterian Primary School Ugep and his counterpart Usang Ewo a nanny with the Presbyterian Primary School Ekori both in Yakurr Local Government Area of the state. Speaking at the staff verification/ biometric image capturing and promotion exercise in Yakurr Local Government of the state,Odey charged the two elevated staff to see themselves as people with new responsibilities adding that the elevation became necessary having assidiously worked very hard to improved themselves with requisite qualification needed in the teaching profession despite their meagre take home. The Board Chairman commended the two former non teaching staff for taking their destinies in their hands and urged to prepare themselves for the task ahead. He said that the conversion/elevation of their status was done to encourage productivity and hard work which needed in the service. While addressing teachers and other Staff of the board, Barr.Odey promised the restoration of the lost glory which the teaching profession had always been known for. “We need to bring back the glory days of our teachers, days when teachers were respected and valued, and we can only do this by cleaning up the system. This is why we attach so much seriousness to this exercise,” Odey stressed. Responding the former security man now turned class room teacher Mr.¬†Ubi Michael of the Presbyterian Primary School Ugep, who spoke onbehalf of his colleague said he was overwhelm by the development and promised to redouble their effort in their quest to tackle the challenge ahead “I am overwhelmed by this gesture, I pray that God gives the leadership of the board more wisdom to keep transforming the lives of teachers.” The Board Chairman urged staff parading themselves with fake certificates to tender the fake certificates before the board adding that SUBEB under his watch was ready to grrant them amnesty to the erring staff. He warned that those who fail to heed to the call would have themselves to blame urging them to be ready to face the full wrath of the law should they faill to heed to this call.
“If you are a fake certificate holder come and confess to me, I will grant you amnesty,” Odey maintained.