A teacher in Edo state, Augusta Odemwigwe, who could not read was caught yesterday by the Edo state governor, Adams Oshiomhole, when she was asked to read an age declaration affidavit.
Mrs Odemwigwe, on reading the age declaration affidavit, to the amazement of all, stuttered uncontrollably until the governor helped her out by reading it.
Replying in pigin English, when she was asked to repeat a sentence she did not read well, she replied saying “make I start am afresh”.
Channels News reports:
Oshiomhole, stunned by the low level of intellect displayed by Odemwigwe, who has spent 20 years in the profession, read the sworn affidavit and wondered if she could write same on the board.
Mrs Odemwigwe has spent over 20 years in the teaching profession and presently teaches in Asalogun Primary School in Ikpoba Okha Local Government Area of Edo state.
The governor discovered this during an exercise to screen over a thousand teachers involved in fraud. The teachers are accused of falsifying documents to get into service.