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Recruitment Of 1000 Teachers: A’Ibom State Government Speaks –

Recruitment Of 1000 Teachers: A’Ibom State Government Speaks

Following the recent Recruitment Of 1000 Teachers, Information reaching Ibom Focus that A’Ibom State Government Speaks

The Akwa Ibom State Government has said the recent recruitment of 1,000 teachers into public secondary schools is not to fill quotas from the 31 local government areas but to engage qualified workers into the system.

The Chairman of the state Secondary Education Board Dr Ekaette Okon, made the clarification in Uyo on Monday.

Recruitment Of 1000 Teachers

Recruitment Of 1000 Teachers
Udom Emmanuel

Okon, who disclosed that Ibeno LGA has sued the state government for recruiting only six of its indigenes out of over 278 applicants, said it was worrisome that Ijaw Youths Council had joined in the suit.

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She said it was unfortunate some LGAs felt shortchanged because their indigenes were not shortlisted for appointment.

“For the recruitment of 1,000 teachers, we followed the guidelines as given by the governor. The governor was not looking for local government quota to fill or slots for anybody; he was looking for quality and qualified teachers who can help the school system,” she said.

The chairman recalled that Governor Udom Emmanuel had declared a state of emergency on education sector to address infrastructure deficit and recruitment of more hands into public schools.

“And by my own understanding, when there is emergency you don’t follow protocols. Some protocols have to be broken so that you can achieve you want.

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“The same thing happened in 2020 with COVID-19 pandemic. Government had to divert funds from other sectors to health because that was the immediate priority.”

She explained that over 47,102 candidates applied for the teaching job from the state, as well as Anambra, Abia, Borno , Delta, Oyo and Rivers states.

“After deleting the non-indigenes, multiple entries and other errors, the number was reduced to 45,285 applicants. Applicants with third class and pass grades were later eliminated,” she added.

Recruitment Of 1000 Teachers

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