Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State, said yesterday that the competency test for teachers in the state will hold in the interest of the Edo child.

Addressing workers at the May Day rally to mark the 2014 Workers’ Day at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin City, Oshiomhole said he would not be intimidated to give up the idea.

He urged workers to unite in the fight against insurgency in parts of the country, saying that no nation develops under insecure environment.

On the competency test for teachers, he said: “I have a duty to restore the dignity of teachers. I am sure that no matter the bitterness in our minds we must recognise the fact that our future begins today, and that today means investing in education. I did not start by building an ultra-modern Government House as many governors have done in many parts of the country.

“I decided from day one that I should build schools that can compete with many private ones in the state. We have introduced one pupil one desk and I am doing these because proper teaching and learning cannot take place in an atmosphere that is not conducive.