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SEEG brings Nigerian teachers

Feb 19, 2010, 2:11 PM | Article By: Augustine Kanjia

The Synergy of Expatriate Educators The Gambia (SEEG) has started bringing highly qualified teachers from Nigeria.

The move is part of the organisation's efforts to curtail teachers' shortage in the country.

Isreal Onele, Director of SEEG said it came about following the Conference of Principals, revealing that more teachers are expected in due course.

This was revealed during a dinner, meant to acquaint a group of expatriate teachers with the norms of society and schools in The Gambia.

"The Gambia is a virgin land, peaceful and if they abide by the rules they'll excel," he said. He therefore advised the new teachers to do their best for the country.

In welcoming them he challenged them to do their best, noting that they will be "ambassadors for SEEG and for Nigeria as a whole."

He said: "We went to Nigeria, did adverts on the radio and newspapers and universities. We had a lot of candidates but through intensive interviews we got only qualified ones and today they are here with us. We have plans to get others from the sub-region too. I assure the public of quality teaching from these well-qualified teachers," he stated.

Rev. Joseph JW Koffah advising the teachers said they should not listen to the voice of the market or else things will not go well.

"We expect a lot from you. You should do your best. The students should gain from you because all eyes are on us. We are not a big and rich organisation, but we try our best," he said.

The Reverend further implored the new teachers to prove their skeptics wrong.

Mr. Samuel, the Head of the teacher delegation said they are responsible people and vowed not to disappoint anyone.