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Bayelsa Assembly summons commissioner, others

By The Citizen
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The Bayelsa State House of Assembly has summoned the state Commissioner for Education, Chief Salo Adikumo, his permanent secretary and the Executive Secretary of the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) over alleged rot in the state's education system.

The affected persons are expected to appear before the lawmakers next Tuesday to explain the decay in the system.

Also to appear before the House, include the Chairman of the Senior Secondary Schools Board and the Special Adviser and the Senior Special Assistants to the Governor on Education Matters.

The House also ordered the officials to come along with their nominal roll of teachers and other employees under their control.

It was also gathered that the officials have been asked to list the current positing of teachers to various schools under their supervision.

Governor Seriake Dickson had ordered the arrest of some SUBEB officials over issues bordering on alleged financial mismanagement.

Investigations by the House of Assembly revealed that there was about four to one disparity ratio in the teaching staff of schools in the urban centres and the rural areas.

The discovery was said to have forced the lawmakers to wonder why there were more employees in the deep rural areas than in the urban areas.