Friday, 4 April 2014

Anambra recruits 3,400 primary schools teachers


The Anambra State Government on Thursday in Awka said it recruited 3,400 teachers to meet the manpower needs in primary schools at the beginning of next academic session.
The Chairman, Anambra Basic Education Board (ASUBEB), Chief  Nzeemeka Olisa, made this known when he spoke at the finals of a drama and quiz competition for primary schools in the state.
He said that 3,000 of the teachers were drawn from the mass recruitment done by the government while an additional 400 were from the national teachers’ scheme.
The ASUBEB chairman stressed the need for moral rebirth in the society, especially at the primary school level which involved the pupils.
According to him, pupils in the state primary schools have been engaged in moral reforming activities in the past weeks preceding the quiz.
He identified dishonesty, greed, poor attitude to learning and laziness as some of the vices that grow corruption and distrust among the pupils and which eventually plague the nation.
Chief Olisa urged the teachers as moulders of the character of future generations to do their jobs diligently.
Also, the Desk Officer of the board, Rev. Judith Nwodo, said the quiz was to satisfy the provisions of Section 4(d) of the National Policy on Education, 2004 edition.
Rev. Nwodo said the drama and quiz competition were for moral and religious uplifting of the pupils as some of the measures to build a better future for Nigeria.
``This competition is aimed at teaching the children the beauty of virtues like honesty, generosity, teamwork and self-control as a tool for becoming better persons,” he said. 

 Meanwhile, the Transparent Leadership Initiative, a non-governmental organisation, has hailed Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State for focusing on job creation.
The Chairman of the organisation, Chief Felix Odimegwu, made the commendation in Akwa on Friday while fielding questions from newsmen.
``We listened to Governor Obiano's inaugural speech with rapt attention.
``After careful analysis, we noted that he is ready to transform the state, especially in the area of job creation, security and agricultural transformation,’’ he said.
He said the group was willing and ready to partner with the government in its war against corruption.
Chief Odimegwu urged the governor to extend the olive branch to all stakeholders irrespective of their political party affiliation to fast track the development of the state.



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