The Governor of Anambra state, Chukwuma Soludo has presented appointment letters to 5000 newly recruited teachers for primary and secondary schools in the state.
Governor Soludo while addressing the five thousand successful teachers noted that teaching is not just a job but a vocation and insisted that no other condition other than merit should be the consideration for recruitment.
“Education is Anambra’s present and its future.”
He further stated that recruitment under his watch must be free, transparent and fair which he defines as Anambra’s standard.
The five thousand teachers have 2500 for schools under Anambra State Universal Basic Education Board (ASUBEB) and 2500 for schools under Post- Primary Schools Service Commission (PPSSC).
He also congratulated the teachers promising them prompt payment of salaries, pensions and gratuities while assuring them of effective motivation and incentives to improve productivity and output.
The Commissioner for Education, Professor Ngozi Chuma-Udeh in her address noted the rigorous selection process has produced the best chosen based on capacity and competence.
She also encouraged them to go on and raise children that will conquer the world through delivering productive education.
The Chairperson, Anambra State Universal Basic Education Board, Dr Vera Nwadinobi and her Post-Primary School Service Commission counterpart, Professor Nkechi Ikediugwu, in their separate speeches described the Governor as a visionary leader and said the exercise is the foundation of sustainable human capacity development.
In their vote of thanks, Miss Adaba Onyeka and Mr. Obed Nwokwu on behalf of the newly recruited teachers also thanked the state government for the opportunity to serve the state and promised to deliver quality services in line with the professional standard practice for the greater good of the state and the nation.