DELTA State Governor, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan has justified the significance in merit and hardwork by reiterating that there will be no automatic promotion for teachers in government owned schools.
The governor insisted that promotion would henceforth be based on merit, stressing that only hardworking and committed teachers would be promoted after assessment.
“Teachers in the state are always asking for promotion but l have directed that only hardworking and committed teachers should be promoted when due.”
Governor Uduaghan who stated this on Friday, January 10, 2014 at a funeral service of a renowned school administrator, Sir Michael Ebo (KSM) in Asaba, stated that such measure will spur teachers to be hardworking, committed and productive.
While recalling that Late Sir Ebo has left a legacy for teachers to emulate, Governor Uduaghan said, “As a teacher and principal Sir Ebo taught so many people who have become prominent in the country like Governor Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom State, that is the legacy he has left for all of us.”
Describing the late Sir Ebo as a man who developed himself and contributed to the growth of the society as a classroom teacher and school administrator, Dr. Uduaghan urged the older ones to act as mentors to the younger generation and called on the youths to follow the footsteps of the elders.
He therfore charged youths to engage in actions that will positively position them for the challenges of life and urged them to avoid land speculation as a profession but be positively engaged in activities that will add value to the society.
“Youths should not depend on selling of lands, there is a lot more to do than what you are doing today,” adding that life is not about getting rich quick.
The Governor, however, called for the mentoring of the youths and expressed sadness that Asaba, which was hitherto famous with renowned personalities in the country has lost its glamour because most of the youths are not being properly mentored
Delivering a sermon at the service, Rev. Fr. Patrick Isichie commended the late Sir Ebo for his charitable nature explaining that he used his talent as a teacher to impact on the lives of many people who came in contact with him in life.
He said late Sir Ebo believed in God and lived for Him saying “we live in a world where people live a life of fear because they believe in other gods not the Almighty God.”