Mr Jimoh Ijegbai, the Edo Commissioner for Education, said the state had not recruited teachers for its public schools in the last 10 years.
Ijegbai stated this while speaking with newsmen on Monday in Benin.
“In this state, for over 10 years, teachers were not recruited into our schools.
“It did not start with this administration (Gov. Godwin Obaseki’s); we have taken the statistics of the gap and I know we will fill the gap in 2020.
“Our reform will not be complete without having teachers in critical areas. We are aware that there is dearth of teachers but we are going to recruit teachers,’’ he said.
The commissioner said that the Obaseki-led administration was doing everything possible to change the narrative.