ABOUT 500 teachers are being recruited by Anambra State Government into primary schools across the state to enhance teaching and learning.
Chairman, Anambra State House of Assembly Committee on Basic Education, Ejike Okechukwu disclosed this during an interactive session between the committee and head teachers in Aguata Local Government Education Authority at the Anambra State House of Assembly, Awka.
Addressing the head teachers, Okechukwu explained that the recruitment exercise would fill the gap created by some primary school teachers who have retired from active service and improve the standard of primary education in the state.
He assured that all the challenges they outlined hindering the progress of primary schools across the state would be tackled to the barest minimum to uplift the standard of education in the state and encouraged them to remain dedicated to duty and shun all forms of sharp practices that could portray the state in bad light.
Education Secretary, Aguata Local Government Education Authority, Lady Ijeabalum Obi, commended the state government performance in education sector, adding that the meeting provided an avenue for them and the committee to brainstorm on ways to sustain the state’s legendary performance in education and tackle issues bordering on teachers welfare.
Delivering a vote of thanks, Mrs. Ebere Nwankwo of Eziagulu Primary School, Ekwulobia, thanked the committee for living up to expectations, assuring that they will follow the directives of the legislators.