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Edo Assembly Orders State Govt To Re-absorb Mathematics Teacher

Edo State House of Assembly has adopted a resolution ordering the state government through the Post Primary Education Board to re-absorb Mr. Sylvester Itua Isibor as Mathematics Teacher in Ugu Secondary School, Igueben in Igueben Local Government Area on compassionate grounds having earlier resigned voluntarily to contest an election.

The resolution is sequel to the consideration of report of the House Standing Committee on Education on a petition titled Passionate Appeal for reinstatement of Mr. Itua Sylvester Isibor to the Post Primary School.

The Findings of the report at the committee indicated that Mr. Itua who was employed as a Mathematics Teacher on Grade level 8 in December 1, 2001 in Ugu Secondary School in Igueben received his promotion on 31 January, 2007.

The report stated that the petitioner applied for withdrawal of service on November 3, 2007 to contest councillorship election in Igueben Local Government Area which subsequently was approved.

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The House at the consideration of the report approved of the one-point recommendation of the report that in view of the interest the petitioner has in education, coupled with the fact that he majored in one of the most important subjects in Education syllabus , the state government should reabsorb him on compassionate grounds.

Meanwhile, the House has extended it’s business calendar by a week bringing the total number of sitting days to 59 in the third quarter first session of the sixth Assembly.

Announcing the extension during plenary session, the Majority Leader of the House, Hon. Foly Ogedengbe said the House needed to suspend rules 20, 21 and 22 to effect the extension.

According to the Lawmaker, the third quarter, First session should have ended today, in order to accommodate the work load and meet mandatory constitional 181 days for sitting it became imperative to extend the business calendar to end on April 6.

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At the end of the third quarter the lawmakers would have sat for a total number of 180 days beginning with the first quarter of 61 days and 60 days in the second quarter.