Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi has lamented the rate at which education inspectors demand money and sex from teachers in the state, instead of carrying out their primary assignment of monitoring teachers.
The governor is accusing primary and secondary school education inspectors and secretaries in the state of demanding money and sex for favours from teachers in the state, an act he said has led to a total collapse of the education.
The Governor made this allegation in Abakaliki, weekend, during a meeting with stakeholders in the education sector in the state, lamenting that despite government’s efforts to reform the sector in line with international best practices, the education inspectors and secretaries who are supposed to monitor the teachers have now become sex merchants.
He said, “All you do is demand money and sex from teachers. The teachers have also become merchants selling clothes and other goods instead of teaching the students.
“This has led to a total collapse of the education system in the state and this is the reason why you have cultism on the increase in schools because the teachers are not doing their work properly and you are not inspecting them to make sure they do their job.”
Umahi, however, noted that the sector would be restructured with immediate effect, beginning with the re-posting of all education secretaries and inspectors.