Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River has directed the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) to commence immediate recruitment of 2,000 primary school teachers and 500 security men across the State.
Dr Stephen Odey, Executive Chairman of SUBEB, who made this known at a press briefing in Calabar on Monday, said it was in a bid to address the dearth of teachers at the basic level.
“From what we experienced when we conducted our personnel audit and subsequent visits to schools for monitoring and inspection, we discovered that some schools from primary one to six have only two or three teachers.
“This is unacceptable. For us to have qualitative and quality education, teachers are very key.
“Since we came on board in October 2015 till now, we have recorded over a thousand retirement and death cases, so we need to replace these teachers.
“When I approached the governor on this, he graciously approved the recruitment of 2000 teachers and 500 security men”, he said.
The board chairman commended the government for creating job opportunities for the teeming unemployed in the state.
According to him, since the inception of SUBEB, no governor in the state has approved the recruitment of 2,500 persons in one fell swoop for the board.
He said that the approval would improve the basic education sub-sector in the state.
“With this approval, 2,500 persons in Cross River will be taken off the streets and will be gainfully employed.
“This is in line with this administration’s policy of providing food on the table of its citizens,” he said.
Suicide Bomber Hits Hospital Kills 8, Injures 22
Twin attacks claimed by the Taliban hit a police checkpoint and hospital in north-western Pakistan on Sunday, killing eight people,...
Ruga: Abia Monarch Lauds State Government’s Restriction On Land Sales
A prominent Abia monarch, Prof. Sunday Owualah, has expressed joy over the state government’s resolve to henceforth regulate the sale...
Oyegun To Oshiomhole: Support Only APC Governor In S’South
Elder statesman and the immediate past National chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has again tasked...
Group Endorsed Yahaya Bello for 2nd Term
A social cultural Organization, Kwararafa Unified Assembly has declared their total support for the re-election of Kogi state governor, Alhaji...
State Chairmen Forum Endorse Bulama For APC Scribe
Forum of State Chairmen of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has endorsed Arc. Waziri Bulama as a replacement for the...
Are You Addicted To Your Phone, Internet? Try This!
Many people spend hours on the internet every week — but some people can’t pull away. For individuals with internet...
Economy: Stop Peddling Fake News Against CBN Gov, Group Warns
An Abuja based pro-democracy group dedicated to advocating for integrity, justice, probity and transparency in public offices, Global Integrity Crusade...
OPINION15 hours ago
Presidential Election Petition Tribunal: The Chasing Shadow Moves Of Atiku Abubakar And PDP
COVER STORIES13 hours ago
Rights Commission Wades Into Sen Abbo’s Alleged Abduction Of Wife
FEATURES14 hours ago
Longest-Serving African Female Presidents
FEATURES10 hours ago
Brewing War Of Camps In Bayelsa PDP
NEWS22 hours ago
Police Identify Lagos Airport Intruder As Nigerien
NEWS12 hours ago
Calls For National Security Summit Diversionary – Falana
Tribute10 hours ago
The Founding Fathers
POLITICS19 hours ago
Gov Bello Is The Real Progenitor Of Rescue Mission In Kogi – Fanwo