By; ADAMA JOHN, Lokoja
As Kogi State Government has embarked on recruiting 1,039 teachers into its various secondary schools, it has warned entrants to steer clear of aiding and abetting examination malpractice to avoid summary dismissal from service.
The Commissioner for Education, Mr. Wemi Jones at an induction course for the teachers midweek, cautioned them to live above board in all their undertakings, saying that anyone caught in such act will be summarily dismissed.
Hon. Jones said that revamping of the education sector by recruiting more Teachers should be lauded by meaning Kogites, saying that a thorough process that took place leading to the employment that produced them as Teachers.
The Commissioner urged the Teachers to put in their best to justify the employment, pointing out that out of 17,000 applicants, 7,000 who were shortlisted for aptitude test, with those who scored 40 percent made to sit for the oral interview.
According to Wemi Jones, their emergence was a result of divine mercy of God and not because of godfatherism.
While assuring that the enabling environment has been created for the teachers to operate at optimum level in the state, the commissioner welcomed them to the state service as prospective good ambassadors of the state.