- The Imo state government is taking concrete steps to strengthen its education sector
- The government has approved the recruitment of 4,000 teachers in the state
- The move is expected to boost the education sector and ensure adequate teachers in public schools
The Imo government has commenced the process of employing 4,000 teachers into the state's civil service.
This was revealed via a letter sent to the executive secretary, Secondary Education Management Board (SEMB), Mrs. Oby Anyakudo, by the principal secretary to the governor, TUC Nwokonkwo.
The letter dated Friday, October 18 was in reference to an earlier letter by the SEMB asking for the governor's approval to go ahead with the recruitment exercise.
“His Excellency, the governor of Imo state, Hon. Emeka Ihedioha, has approved the employment of 4,000 teachers into the Secondary Education Management Board.
“Please take steps to implement the governor's approval,” part of the letter read.
The state's commissioner of education, Professor Viola Onwuliri, was copied in the letter.
Meanwhile, the Imo government has implemented a policy to ensure that the teaching of Igbo language is compulsory in public-owned schools in the state.
This was revealed by Professor Onwuliri at the matriculation ceremony of the Imo state College of Nursing and Midwifery, Orlu recently.
“We believe our children need to know their roots and we can encourage that by teaching them our language which is our heritage in schools,” Onwuliri said.
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