Sonny Echono, Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry Of Education
Sonny Echono, Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry Of Education

The Federal Government has assured qualified teachers of improved working conditions for optimum productivity.

The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Sonny Echono, said this in an interview with journalists, after monitoring the Computer-Based Test, CBT teachers Professional Qualification Examination, PQE in Abuja.

The PQE was introduced in 2017 for teachers. Only those who passed the written examination are certified qualified to teach in the country.

Echono said that the Federal Government was looking at ensuring a strong foundation for education, stressing that ensuring quality teachers was the starting point.

Speaking on Local Government Autonomy bill, Echono said that President Muhammadu Buhari had teachers’ welfare at heart and had ensured they got their salaries and other allowances in good time.

He further stated that the programme would be ran in the evening or weekends to help promote adults education for those working to support their family.