- The Akwa Ibom government is taking deliberate steps to ensure the education sector in the state is sanitized
- A new policy by the government will see those with the requisite qualification deployed to schools
- The government promised that additional incentives that would be provided to the affected workers in the state
Akwa Ibom state governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel, has given an executive order mandating the state civil service to deploy all civil servants with a requisite qualification in education to schools.
The governor directed that the affected staff serving in ministries, departments and agencies with requisite teaching qualifications should be redeployed to fill existing vacancies in the state educational institutions.
This was part of resolutions at the State Executive Council meeting in Government House, Uyo on Wednesday, March 11 presided over by the governor.
Commissioner of information Mr Charles Udoh, who announced the decision explained that the directive takes into consideration the additional incentives that would be provided to the affected workers.
“In doing that the government is aware that they have to be encouraged with incentives and government has lined up packages for the workers that would be deployed,’’ he said.
Udoh encouraged staff that will be affected by the order not to see it as punitive, saying that the government is seeking to plough their expertise to where it would be beneficial to the state
By the order, the state government has placed an embargo on transfer of service by teachers from the classroom to the mainstream civil service.
Meanwhile, Governor Emmanuel has said that the fight to curb insecurity and violent crimes in the country can be won if parents give their children quality time.
The governor also emphasized on the role of good parenting as the panacea of an orderly society.
His words: “The only problem we are having in our society is poor parenting, if parents can spend time with their children the way our parents spent time with us, we will not have the kind of society we are having today.
“There are so many absentee parents in the name of civilization.”
In a related development, an aide to the governor, Prince Emmanuel Sam, has given out 600 sets of uniforms to pupils of Saint John's Catholic Primary school, Eniong Offot, in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom state capital.
Prince Sam, the special assistant to the governor on local media, presented the uniforms to the headmistress of the school on Wednesday, February 26 stressing that pupils properly dressed in clean uniforms would boost their confidence and excitement to learning.
“I am doing this in appreciation of my boss, the governor, His Excellency, Mr Udom Emmanuel who has kept the promise of continuing the free and education policy,” he said.
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